The Department of Physics participates in various outreach activities that are sponsored by research groups or individual faculty. Below you will find a couple of highlights of activities that have taken place.  

2015 Summer School

Allan Friesen (currently a high-school science teacher) and Dmitry Matyushov have organized a summer school for talented high school students from the Phoenix valley. The summer school was supported by the NSF (CHE-1464810), ASU's Center for Biological Physics, and by the Physics department. Three weeks of activities focused on learning how to perform computer simulations of biomolecules and to analyze simulation results. Students learned basics of UNIX, could submit parallel-processor computer jobs of hydrated proteins, and to analyze trajectories by writing their own computer scripts. Hadi Dinpajooh and Dan Martin (on the photo) were helping out with hands-on tasks and analysis