APS Public Outreach Intern
American Physical Society
Marketing science for the masses is challenging. As physics students, we understand the importance and need for science education, so reaching out to those outside of our scientific community is a great way to share our curiosity and excitement for how the world works. This summer, I worked on providing accessible and interesting content for patrons of the Physics Central website, a site that works to encourage curiosity in physics through comics, blog posts, and other media outlets. That included writing scientific articles about often overlooked concepts in physics, as well as researching ways to make the website more eye catching and relevant.
I am a recently graduated physics major (and German minor) from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. I was the Zone 10 Associate Zone Counselor and am currently serving on the Education Advisory Committee (ERG) for AIP. I helped organize Women in Physics meetings in the Physics department, and researched ultrasonic backscatter techniques to detect osteoporosis in cancellous bone. I have a passion for Physics education and would love to work towards having a Physics class in every public high school. Physics is still thought of as this elite group of old, white dudes, so I’m excited to be working towards changing that stereotype and inviting more people to study how the world works.
This summer, I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of the interns and integrating myself into DC. I’m very grateful for this opportunity and am very excited for the summer!