Sonoma State University
APS Public Outreach Intern
American Physical Society
Bringing Physics to the Public
Amandeep is developing and completing a large-scale informal education project working alongside the APS public outreach team. Amandeep is tasked with thinking beyond the "regular" demo shows and classroom activities in order to design a fun and unique outreach project that effectively communicates physics concepts to the general public.
I am a recent graduate of Sonoma State University in California, there I studied physics with a minor in astronomy. In the fall I plan to attend grad school to pursue a masters in aerospace engineering. I had been involved in the CubeSat program at SSU, for my senior design project I built a prototype payload with a science mission to detect high energy particle density at various altitudes in the atmosphere. I have been highly involved in my local chapter of SPS as former chapter president and outreach officer, as well as, on the national level I served as the Zone 18 AZC for the 2014-2015 term.
For the past three years I have worked with the NASA Education and Public Outreach group at SSU, doing so has shown me the importance of science outreach and I am passionate about making science accessible to all. Thus, I am very excited to be the APS Outreach Intern this summer! I look forward to arriving in DC and meeting all the interns, one of whom I already know, as we are from the same school!