Spread the beauty and joy of physics all around you! Put your skills to good use in the world! And if that isn’t motivation enough, volunteer work is a nice thing to mention on your graduate or job applications. And it’s absolutely necessary if you want to get a graduate fellowship.
There are lots of great outreach opportunities on campus and in local communities. Below, we’ve listed just a few:
- Physics family fun days
Organized individually throughout the year; contact the department to get involved
- Wash. U. Math Circle
Weekend math enrichment program for local grade school students on campus.
- Wash. U. Chemistry Tournament
Student-run high school chemistry contest.
- Each One Teach One
Tutoring “at-risk” local K-12 students.
- Studio: TESLA
After school clubs for underserved youth in STEM and art/design.
- Campus YMCA mentoring programs
Multiple different initiatives.
- Wash. U. Gephardt Institute
General public-service institute on campus. Look here for lots of different opportunities.
- Wash. U. Institute for School Partnership
Wash. U. initiatives with local schools.
Student employment as mentor or note-taker.