• Coming Events for Fall 2019
  • MD STEM Fest: Flight!
  • Welcome to Fall 2019
  • Eclipse 2017
  • Demonstrations
  • Popular Demonstrations by Class
  • Quantum for Kids: You Got This!

 We have exciting outreach events in store for this season!

Fall 2019 Special Events

  •  Maryland State STEM Fest/Physics is Phun: Flight! – Oct 12
  •  Physics Discovery Days- SPS Spooky Science – Oct 27
  •  Physics Discovery Days- SPS Quantum Kids – Dec 7 [ postponed for technical reasons]

Spring 2020

  •  Physics Discovery Days
  •  Physics is Phun 
  •  Maryland Day April 25

Watch the UMD Physics outreach page for more details coming soon, and check out the blog post!


STEMFest Flight

On Saturday, October 12, as part of the Maryland State STEM Festival, UMD Physics Outreach presented a program on FLIGHT at the John S. Toll Physics Building from 10AM-1PM. We discussed the science behind how things fly, experienced the famous physics demos, and built our own aircraft!

Download the Flyer!


Dear UMD Physics Faculty: Welcome to Fall 2019! We look forward to assisting you with your demonstration needs this semester and helping you to make your classes exciting and interactive.

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As we prepare for the fall semester, please remember we do need adequate time to prepare your demonstrations and ensure there are no conflicts between orders. For morning classes, please have orders in before 1:00 PM of the previous working day; for afternoon classes, before 4:00 AM the day of the class. If your class is outside the John S. Toll Physics Building, please get in touch with us one to two days in advance if possible so we can make arrangements for the materials to be packed so you or your TA can pick them up and return them in PHY0402.

For classes in the lecture halls, the rotating stages may be used during the day to rotate demonstrations in and out of the halls.

 We are happy to work with you to ensure that you have everything you need. We're all looking forward to an exciting new semester!

UMD Physics watching the partial eclipse of the sun on August 21

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We're a popular spot!



Quantum for Kids: You Got This! is an exciting event dedicated to increasing student's STEM knowledge and confidence though hands-on activities that introduce quantum concepts in a fun and engaging format.  Additionally, students will learn to connect real-world technologies to the science behind them.  Our program is geared toward upper elementary and middle school students.

Registration is required; watch for registration to open soon at

What's New

STEMFest Flight

OCT 12: UMD & the Maryland STEM Festival present:




See photos here from our previous Physics is Phun program, YOUR BODY IN SPACE



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Maryland Day 2019 was a great success! Check out the Physics Events Photo Gallery


 Check out the new LecDem Blog! 


Visit our Outreach Homepage!


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