Education & Outreach Activities
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Physics has a lively program of
community outreach and education.
Members of the HEP group are active participants and mentors, and serve as coordinators for
most of the outreach efforts.
Dr. Inga Karliner has been the department's Outreach Coordinator since she first organized the program in 1993.
Professor Mats Selen is the advisor of the fabulous Physics Van program. The Physics Van web site includes an "Ask the Van" department.
Mats was also featured as "The Whys Guy" in a live science segment every Wednesday on the WCIA Channel 3 morning news from 2002-2012. Take a look at video clips of his show!
The Saturday Physics Honors Program, a series of lectures for high school students (and the interested public of all ages), is administered by Professor Kevin Pitts and Dr. Inga Karliner.
Professor George Gollin maintains a Physics of Dance website and organizes occasional events about the connection between physics and the arts.
The Physics Van Crew stages a Soap Explosion!