In this pilot program celebrating the World Year of Physics 2005, high school physics students around the country will be finding out! This fall students will conduct email-interviews of real scientists in all fields to find out what it means to be a scientist. As the students report back on their findings, the class will learn about the wide variety of opportunities available within science.
We need your help to make this happen! Please read on to find out what you can do to make this program a success.
The scientists are volunteers from all walks of life willing spend a few hours of their time to help inspire the next generation. As of August 1, close to 600 scientists have volunteered for a more than 2,500 interviews to take place in September through December. [More Info]
Through participating in this program your students will have the opportunity to connect directly with scientists. We're asking that students work in small groups so that we can spread our scientists over more schools. Each group can report back to the class to build a better picture of what it means to be a scientist. [More Info]
Thank you! This project was inspired by Jennifer Fischer, developed by Mika McKinnon, and maintained by Kendra Rand. It is a joint project in celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005 being run by the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics, the American Physics Society, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. If the pilot is successful it will be repeated and expanded next year. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more! You can also contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.