Adopt-a-Physicist connects high school students to real physics graduates, recruited primarily from among the Sigma Pi Sigma membership, who are eager to share their stories as a means of helping students understand the benefits of studying physics and the career opportunities it provides.
Working in areas ranging from particle physics research to freelance writing, the participating physicists embody a huge range of careers, backgrounds, interests, and educational levels.
Adopt-a-Physicist connects classes with the physicists of their choice through online discussion forums that are active for a set, three-week session. Each physicist can only be "adopted" by up to three classes, making lively, in-depth discussions possible.
Adopt-a-Physicist aims to:
- Engage high school physics students and teachers in exploring the benefits of studying physics.
- Encourage physics graduates to give-back by sharing their experiences with students.
- Advance the dialogue between the physics and the high school education communities.
Next Session: Fall 2018
Thank you to all of our Fall 2017 participants!
Although the forums are now closed to new posts, participants may continue to access the Adopt-a-Physicist forums.