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SLAC YPP's "Three Questions Project Kickoff Meeting"
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
at 5:00 pm
in the Orange Room
Hello YPP@SLAC folks,
Ever wondered what happened to the Three-Questions
Project, proposed at the Outreach Opportunities Meeting with Helen Quinn
a while ago?
Never heard of the Three-Questions Project before? Interested in finding out?
The idea of the Three-Questions Project is for a
group of us Young Particle Physicists to team up with local high school
We invite the students, each week, to ask us three questions about physics. We will answer these AS A TEAM and send our replies back to the
teacher, who will in turn share them with the class. Hopefully, we'd also get to meet with the students themselves a few times during the
semester or year.
As an introductory outreach project for YPP@SLAC,
it's simple, but it gives us a host of wonderful opportunities. By interacting
students and each other, we have a chance to improve our own skills at communicating physics to a wider audience. And we have a chance to
make a real difference in these student's lives - not only in helping them to learn physics, but in helping to change their perceptions of
physicists. We're real and accessible people close to their own age, who can tell them what it is really like to choose a career in
What we'd like to do this semester is run a "pilot"
project with one or two high school physics classes, taught by one teacher
at one high
school. Before we can put that in place, we need your help!
*** For the start of this project, we will need about
10 committed people at SLAC. The time commitment is expected to be in the
region of 3
- 4 hours per week.
*** We will hold a kick-off meeting this coming Tuesday:
*** Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 - 6pm in the Orange Room
If you're interested in learning more about the project
or are already convinced and would like to be included in the group of
attend. We are also happy to give you more detailed information by email if you can't be at the meeting. Feel free to contact us at any
Looking forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday!
- Amanda Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Martin Mueller (email@example.com)