My adventure with teaching started during my physics studies at Jagiellonian University, where I obtained teaching qualifications. This gave me classroom experience with middle and high school students. In addition to curriculum preparation and teaching, I volunteered in leading the student science-club and completed with my pupils my author project “Physics of Cooking”. I was teaching pupils with educational challenges.
Since my undergrad studies, I’ve been leading and developing workshops and classroom activities for K-12 students, e.g., Oakland Summer Camp, SAGE-S (Science Accelerating Girls’ Engagement in STEM) Summer Camp, and university students, e.g., Hadron Physics Summer School. As a part of the Berkeley Lab Teaching Scholars Program, I completed 200+ hours of service focusing on Content Development and Facilitation of educational outreach activities.
For my mini Twitter series check the following hashtags:
- #StreetsOfBerkeleyLab about Nobel Laureates from Berkeley Lab
- #ElementsOfBerkeleyLab about elements discovered at Berkeley Lab
- #WomenOfRadioactivity about women pioneers in research on radioactivity
Day 3 of our SAGE-S @BerkeleyLab @SLAClab @LBNLnext online summer camp for high-school students - day full of playing with lasers (pew! pew!) and studying matter with light. So happy our project went (almost) completely smooth! May the light be with you! #LBNLNext #STEMRising pic.twitter.com/70gH4SR5Er— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) August 6, 2020
What is phenol red used for?🤔 For Science Week at @Oakland's Town Camp, Lab volunteers and students from the #BayArea created a chemical database to identify the unknown substance and received an intro to structural engineering & paper circuits! #LBNLnext @eatlearnplay 👩🏿🔬👨🏽🔬👩🏻🔬 pic.twitter.com/yMYZYT968i— Berkeley Lab (@BerkeleyLab) August 2, 2019
I was volunteering today at the Family STEAM Night organized by @SAFG_Oakland. It's so motivating seeing kids (and parents) having fun with physics. Scientific Adventures for Girls, you are doing an amazing job! #outreach #GirlsInSTEM pic.twitter.com/2bnYAwU56n— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) March 22, 2019