K-12 Outreach

Current Outreach to K-12 via the NSF Magnetic Exchange Grant (2012-2015)

2 programs:

1.  Science Investigators
(supervised science activities for K-12 students
including Taylor's Cradle, Slingshot launcher, Toy bunjee jumping, Egg drop, and much more)

2.  Have Science, Will Travel
(life in science presentation available to local area K-12 schools
presented by Professor A.R. Smith and Research Assistant Professor J. Pak)

Older (currently inactive) Outreach Activities

NIRT Grant (2003-2007):  OUNSNM (Ohio University Nanospintronics and Nanomagnetics)
A NIRT (Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team) grant ('03-'07) from the National Science Foundation
enabled us to begin a line of research involving the study of nanoscale spintronic and magnetic structures.
This web site is devoted to the research, education, and outreach associated with the grant.

PECASE Grant (2000-2005):  the ATOMS PROGRAM

(Advanced Techniques of Microscopic Science)
With funding provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 2000-2005, a program for K-12 teachers and their students, called ATOMS, was established.  The primary goal of ATOMS is to increase science and technology opportunities for Southeastern Ohio students by exposing them to Nobel Prize-winning technology.  This is achieved by making available to local students and their teachers a scanning tunneling microscope (STM), capable of imaging surfaces with atomic resolution.
 ATOMS Web Site