Welcome to the fall semester at UMD Physics!

We are planning many exciting outreach events coming up this year, and we hope you’ll join us!

On Saturday October 12 as part of the Maryland STEM Festival, we’ll host Fly With Physics, a special event in the spirit of Physics is Phun with demonstrations and hands-on activities about flight, rocketry, and motion in the air.

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Also in October, the UMD Society of Physics Students will present their annual fundraiser event Spooky Science on October 27!

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 And there are two events coming up in December! On December 7, our popular Physics Discovery Days: Quantum Kids returns! This is a program for upper elementary students exploring the ideas of quantum mechanics. And on December 13 and 14, we will present Physics is Phun: The Physics of Fantastic Worlds, looking at science through the lens of popular science fiction and fantasy.

 There’s more still to come! In February, Physics Discovery Day returns with Nanoscience on February 8, and Physics is Phun will be back in March!

 And importantly, don’t forget to come see us at Maryland Day on April 25 for lots of exciting demonstrations and presentations at Physics and around the whole campus.

 Watch for details on these events coming soon on our Outreach Page, and sign up for our mailing list. Also, watch for announcements on the mailing list and on our Twitter feed.