University of Missouri-Saint Louis
APS Public Engagement Intern
American Physical Society
How cool it would be if we could listen to the same science topics from a different perspective. A perspective of a career experienced physicist. That’s what APS’s Physicists to Go(PTG) program is for. This program helps to match teachers from different schools with various physicists and conduct a small class session with them. Previously, PTG’s matching process was done manually looking into different criteria like topics, meeting preference, location and so on. However, this time I used python to write a program which will make this matching process much easier. As our matching will be done in a few minutes, we will be able to host this program more often and help connect more schools and physicists.
Hi! I am Saksham Prajapati and I the APS Public Engagement intern for this summer. I am an international student from Nepal currently majoring in Astrophysics with Computer Science minor at University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). I have been working at UMSL as a Student Teaching Assistant for sophomore level Physics classes. Also, at UMSL, I got the opportunity to do astronomy research on chemical compositions of different comets. Similarly, I am currently the PR representative of UMSL’s Physics and Astronomy Club. Coming from a small nation and working in a huge organization like APS during this summer has always been a dream for me. My future aim is to do research on cosmology or probably in quantum computing and to do out-reach activities around Nepal to boost up more children’s dreams.
Personally, I can describe myself as a creative guy. I love doing sketch/paintings and playing guitar.