Outreach Programs

2018 Events and Date Calendar



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January 18, 2018 Family Fun Night at Madison Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, IA.

January 31, 2018 Exploer 1, 60 years in Space Celebration at Van Allen Room 309 with cake and punch at 2:30pm.

February 1, 2018 Sixt Years of SPace Research at Iowa: The Legacy of James A. Van Allen. Professor Donald A. Gurnett. Located at the Congrengational Church in Iowa City, Iowa. Additonal Details. Link to article

Februar 5, 2018 Physics and Chemistry presentation to  SIED:4105 and SIED:4106.

February 6, 2018 Archibald Alexander Elementary School with Megan Smith's two Preschool classes.

February 14, 2018 Shea Brown did an hour long presentation for thte entire 4th grade of Horace Mann Elementary (teachers were Ms. Aiken and Ms. Perry.) They were completing a month long unit on energy and waves, including solar, wind, electrical energy and sound, so he reviewed the forms of energy, and how it can be transformed into different forms using, illustrating this in particular with an electric motor and solar cell. They also explored sound and light waves as a means of energy transport from one location to another.

February 16, 2018  4th Annual Penn Elementary Science Night at 6:30-8:00pm at Penn Elementary School in North Liberty, IA, 230 North Dubuque Street.

February 20, 2018 Rotary Club of Iowa City talks about Van Allen, Explorer 1, and the early space efforts at the University of Iowa, but also mentioned our recent and on going projects such as Juno, Cassini, Van Allen Probes, TRACERS, Mars Express, JUICE, and Europa. Presented by George Hospodarsky at Kirkwood Room.

February 25, 2018
Soldering Event 1-4pm at Van Allen Hall Room 262.

February 27, 2018
4H/ Big Brothers Big Sister at 6:30pm at the Johnson County Extension Office on the 4H-County Fairgrounds.

March 9, 2018 Physics and Astronomy Demonstration show at Van Allen. Annual Departmental Show at 7pm in Lecture room 1 in Van Allen  Hall. Pictures. Video 1. Video 2. Picture Batch 2. Picture Batch 3.

March 12, 2018
English Valley Sciences Pathways class visit with Steve Hester. Thank you letter.

March 14, 2018
Presentation to the Iowa City Noon Optimist Club with 7 adults in attendance to learn about Van Allen Explorer 1 and early space efforts by the University of Iowa. Also discussed was the Juno, Cassini, Van Allen Probes, TRACERS, MArs Express, JUICE and Europa.

March 17, 2018 SOAR Initiatives Activities for Children's Night Science in everday life at the Childrens Museum. Additional information. Additional Information.

March 20, 2018
Van Buren Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, "Two Mad Scientist" show.

March 22, 2018 Notre Dame Elementary School in Burlington Iowa, "Two Mad Scientist" show.

March 23, 218
Space Rocks! A Peek into the University of Iowa's Meteorite Collection was held at Van Allen Hall in Lecture Room 1. Presentation by Junior, Zachary Luppen Department of Physics and Astronomy. Additional Information.

April 4, 2018 Jeni Sizemore and instructional aides for teaching
Equipment borrowed from Instructional Resoucres Area for a battery and bulbs experience.

April 6, 2018
Physics Demonstration for the after school program at the Nazarene Chruch.

April 6-8th 2018
Planeterrlla at the Science and Engineering Festival 2018 in Washington D.C. Additional Information.

April 15, 2018 Mason Reed, Jacob Isbell, Hai Fu, Presented the AR sandbox for gravity simulations at the Iowa City STEAM festival ath the Terry Trueblood Recreationl Park. Hundreds of children played with the sandbox during the three hour event. Link to event. Link to sandbox. Link to Sandbox photos.

April 18, 2018
Special Edition: History at the Grove - Hawkeyes in Space Professor Cornelia Lang, Big Grover Brewery & Taproom at 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Additional Information.

April 20, 2018 Center for Diversity and Enrichment Pen Pall Program in 309 Van Allen Hall at 9:00 and 11:00 am. Picture Set 1.

April 22, 2018
Film Screen Presents "Science on Film" The showing of E.T. at 1pm then followed up by a short Q&A with a Astrobiology demonstrations in the Lobby. Link to purchase tickets is a followed. https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/TicketSearchCriteria.aspx?evtinfo=354174~4635cd47-f165-4de0-b43c-56acafd02482&

April 23, 2018
George Hospodarsky gave West Branch Middle School 7th grade science class with 52 students and three teachers a presentation on being a Space Physicist, Space Physics at Iowa, Van Allen, Ongoing and Past Space Projects including Juno, Cassini, Van Allen Probes, TRACERS, Mars Express, Galileo, Polar, Wind, and Voyager.

April 24, 2018
Noche de Ciencias the Glenview Middle School in East Moline at 6:15 - 7:00pm.

April 25, 2018
Akash Kesari will show how to Create a Hooke's Law Lab in which students can use springs with varying spring constants and weights to trya nd derive Hooke's Law. Equipment borrowed from Instructional Resoucres Area.

April 26, 2018
Colloquium Week, presentation from Dale Stille on Big changes have recently come about with the completion of several large projects in the Instructional Resources Area.

May 4, 2018
Project Hope at Van Allen Hall from 9:30-11:00am and 12:30-2:00pm. Additional Details.

May 5, 2018 Mu Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 24th Annual Father and Son Breakfeast.

May 17, 2018
Franklin Middle School in Cedar Rapids on Diversity in STEM programs at 8:30 am.

May 18, 2018
Project Hope at Van Allen Hall from 9:30-11:00am and 1:00-2:30pm. Additional Details.

May 18, 2018 George Hospodarsky gave four presentations to the fourth and fifth graders of Alburnett Elementary schools career day on being a space physicist, Professor Van Allen, SpacePhysics at the Univeristy of Iowa, Juno, Cassini, Van Allen Probes, and Mars Express. While also doing a demonstration with the line spectra gas tubes and diffraction grating glasses to show how different elements have their own unique spectra.

May 31, 2018
Siblings Program located in Van Allen Lecture room 70 at 9:30 am.

June 5, 2018
Tipton Public Library Summer Reading Program with the Hawkeyes on Science will occure at 2:00 pm.

June 20, 2018 Siblings Program located in Van Allen Lecture room 70 at 9:30 am.

June 22, 2018 Siblings Program located in Van Allen Lecture room 70 at 9:30 am.

June 22, 2018 Five Seasons Learning Center at Viola Gibson Elementary for the Annual Summer Camp Visit at 1:00 pm.

June 25, 2018 Pakistan Group Visit located in Van Allen Lecture room 70 at 1:30 pm.

June 29, 2018
Siblings Program located in Van Allen Lecture room 70 at 9:30 am.

July 12, 2018 Hawk-Eyes on Science and Hawkeyes in Space give a presentation to the Quarknet group.  Chris Like coordinating.

July 23, 2018
Summer Camp Field Trips at the Robert E. Lee Recreational Area at 9:30 am.

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