Outreach: K – 12

The CUA regularly both runs and participates in outside events aimed at a K-12 audience. The majority of these events are open to all students, and aimed at local, Boston-area students and their families.  Our graduate students and postdocs enjoy participating in local science fares, speaking to school classes, and hosting students to hear about our research and view the labs.

Past Events

Wed April 14, 2021 12:00 am
Location:Cambridge Science Festival
Follow the link (directly above) to see the CUA’s video entries for the 2021 Cambridge Science Festival, focusing on explaining some of the CUA’s research to a K-12 audience. Special thanks to our volunteers for creating these wonderful videos!
Fri November 13, 2020 12:00 am
Location:Munich (virtual)
Professor Wolfgang Ketterle participated in the MIT Club of Germany in 2020, teaching high school teachers about BEC.
Thu November 5, 2020 12:00 am
Emma Rosenfeld attended the NSBP Fall conference and also manned the information booth for Harvard for prospective undergraduate students, providing information about Harvard’s Physics PhD program. Araiza Rodrigo went to do outreach at a conference targeting underrepresented minority students in APS who are part of the National Mentorship Community. Araiza also organized a talk on...
Tue September 1, 2020 12:00 am
Since 2016, members of the CUA have spoken to classes at Christo Rey Boston High School, as well as tutored students. Tutoring is primarily in science subjects, but also covers organizational skills. The Christo Rey student body is comprised of nearly all students of color, all from families of limited economic means, and 60% of...
Tue September 1, 2020 12:00 am
Scarlett S Yu, Harvard
Scarlett Yu (Doyle Group) provided virtual tutoring support for Cambridge public high-school students during Covid.