Adopt a Physicist is open!

by Stephanie Chasteen on October 21, 2011

Haven’t you always wanted a fuzzy little physicist of your very own?   Or, are you a lonely physicist who just needs some gentle care and feeding?

Adopt a Physicist is a fun little program that pairs up physicist “ambassadors” with classrooms so that students can ask questions and interact with (gasp!) a Real Live Physicist.  I know that registration for physicists just opened up, and I assume that registration for classroom teachers is also open.  Check it out.  I’ll be doing it this semester. Maybe you can ask to be paired with me!?

Fall 2011 Schedule
*Physicist Registration: Now- October 24 (or until full)
*Teachers adopt physicists: October 25–30
*Discussion forums open: November 31-22
Adopt-a-Physicist connects high school physics students to real physics graduates who are eager to share their stories. Working in areas ranging from particle physics research to freelance writing, the participating physicists embody a huge range of careers, backgrounds, interests, and educational levels. Adopt-a-Physicist connects classes with the physicists of their choice through online discussion forums that are active for a set three-week period. Each physicist can only be “adopted” by up to three classes, making lively, in-depth discussions possible. Learn more at http://www.adoptaphysicist.org/ . *Spaces are limited, so register soon*

Image:  Agnes Cartier Million

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pam rousseau October 22, 2011 at 1:52 am

Kelly,
You are awesome. So creative. I love it.

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