Affiliate -- University of California, Santa Cruz
Outreach through Hands-On Projects and Demonstrations
School teachers, students and University faculty, students
and staff meet in a rural environment for a workshop on launching
balloons and exploring science and math outreach
Coil Demonstrations at Bay Area Schools
group of about 10 faculty, staff and student volunteers visits
local schools or high school student activities with a multi-media
show centered on the science and technology of the Tesla coil.
We cover opportunities in learning, research and living at
the University of California and demonstrate the relevance
of higher education for students from underrepresented groups.
This activity takes place about every two weeks, and has been
seen by more than 4000 students in the Bay Area. All are involved,
and past student volunteers have chosen the teaching profession.
Exit questionnaires tell us that the dramatic visual effects
of the Tesla coil help student to rethink their future role
in the work force and wake their interest in a technical/scientific
career. Science teachers are made a part of our team and thus
gain considerable esteem in the eyes for their pupils.
to Precollege Programs