STEM Festivals and Science Fairs are one of my favorite outreach activities. I love sharing my enthusiasm for physics to spark the interest of the general public. Some of my first public engagement activities were related to the Kraków Science Festival at the city Main Square. Currently, I collaborate with organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, e.g., Scientific Adventures for Girls or K-12 Berkeley Lab Education Program.
How does nature inspire #nanotechnology? How does the surface structure at nanoscale affect the macroscopic properties of materials? Today at @BerkeleyLab Daughters and Sons to Work Day we were testing superhydrophobic and self-cleaning abilities of… kale and lettuce. #outreach pic.twitter.com/d0ThLVpwva— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) April 25, 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
Today at Oakland Unified School District Science Fair @ChabotSpace, our @BerkeleyLab #Outreach team was playing with diffraction gratings and physical and chemical reactions with middle school students. We had so much colorful fun! 🌈 💡 #STEMed pic.twitter.com/dUw29pbYNF— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) May 9, 2019
From our last physics demonstrations at Oakland Unified School District Science Fair @ChabotSpace. Could you say which light bulb is fluorescent, incandescent, and a cold white LED based on its diffractive spectrum? #physics #STEMed #outreach pic.twitter.com/FkrHVca83D— Dr. Maria Żurek (@mariakzurek) May 15, 2019