The University of Maryland Physics Department is pleased to offer our Physics Summer Outreach Program again this year. This is a free program open to all upcoming 9th, 11th and 12th graders, and we receive applications from a diverse group of young females with one thing in common--- the desire to learn more about physics.
The USA Science and Engineering Festival, held on April 25-27, 2014 was an exciting venue for us to show off the department and share the joy of physics with an audience of thousands (estimated attendance 325,000). Our showcase focused on high-interest, hands-on demonstrations provided by our Lecture Demonstration Facility. We carefully chose demonstrations to engage audience members of all ages.
Each week during the semester, the Department of Physics hosts prominent scientists from around the country to speak at our colloquium series. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty, students and the local science community to learn about some of the most intriguing topics in the field of physics today. Colloquia are held Tuesdays in the John S. Toll Physics Building, Room 1410 at 4:00 p.m. (preceded by light refreshments at 3:30 p.m.). The Spring 2013 schedule is listed below.
Parking is available in the Parking Garage 2 (PG2), across the street from the Physics Lecture Hall. An attendant will direct visitors within the garage. A free ShuttleUM bus runs to and from the College Park Metro station at about eight-minute intervals.