Adopt a Physicist is open!

by Stephanie Chasteen on March 31, 2009

I did this in the fall and it was a lot of fun!  Register as a teacher (to adopt a physicist) or as a physicist (to be adopted).  This is an informal dialogue between physicists and high school students to give students a taste of what it’s like to be a physicist.  If you’re a teacher — sign up and adopt one of us (you can adopt me!).  You can also adopt the physicist at Swans on Tea.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2009 session of Adopt-a-Physicist! .

Help high school students explore what it’s really like to be a physicist – consider participating in Adopt-a-Physicist! In this program, people with physics degrees (at any level) are “adopted” by high school classes interested in finding out about the careers, educational backgrounds, and lives of real physicists.

Physicists are responsible for creating a profile (takes 10-20 minutes) and hosting one online discussion forum for a 3-week period (estimated to take 2-3 hours per week). All communication will take place on the forum.

Physicists in traditional careers AND “hidden physicists” welcome!

Registration for the next 3-week session begins on March 31, with the forums open April 13 – May 1. For information and to register, visit .

From Bell_witch

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