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APS Public Engagement Intern
American Physical Society
With a growing demand for STEM education, there is a growing need to combat preconceived notions about what science is all about. Physics is a challenging subject which many people perceive as “too difficult” to even attempt. Incorporating the arts is an excellent way to address this disparity and help make science more accessible. We’re launching a virtual reality gallery project to showcase physics art and provide a different perspective on what physics is all about!
I'm a graduating student at Coe College, receiving a bachelors degree in Physics with a minor in Fine Arts. The last four years at Coe have taken me on a radically different path than I envisioned my freshman year. At the end of it all, I'm coming out an accomplished research student, a passionate artist, a wife, and a dog mom!
I'm excited to take this next step of my journey with the SPS! Ever since my first high school physics class, I've been enamored with science and education. Combine that with a lifelong love of art and design, and outreach is a natural next step for me. I can't wait to get started!