We are now accepting applications for Instructors and Mentors for Summer 2017! CLICK HERE to apply. 

Science Discovery offers numerous opportunities for CU faculty to share their science with diverse public audiences and fulfill NSF Broader Impacts requirements. Our K-12 and community outreach programs showcase faculty research and university resources in order to connect students, teachers and families with current CU science.

CU STEM faculty collaborate with Science Discovery to:

  • Develop and/or teach new summer camps and after-school classes for K-12 students
  • Provide K-12 students with hands-on experiences in CU laboratories and at local field sites
  • Develop new curriculum for K-12 classrooms
  • Provide hands-on teacher training and follow-up support
  • Involve graduate students & post-docs in outreach programs
  • Contribute scientific expertise, resources & equipment
  • Ensure scientific accuracy of education materials
  • Fulfill Broader Impacts & other grant requirements

Current faculty and research group collaborators include:

  • Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory (Suzanne Anderson)
  • Computer Science (Tom Yeh)
  • CU Mountain Research Station (Bill Bowman)
  • CU Museum of Natural History
  • EFRI Photo Origami
  • Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering (Juliet Gopinath)
  • Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (Noel Clark, Doug Gin)
  • STROBE (Margaret Murnane)

Interested in bringing your science to K-12 students, teachers and the community?

Please contact Kathryn Penzkover via e-mail.