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Get involved in the Joint Network for Informal Physics Education and Research (JNIPER), a community of practice for people engaged in our mission of designing, facilitating, or studying informal physics learning activities and programs. Members have a range of professional and public engagement backgrounds from novice to experienced.
Registration is free and includes access to our mailing list and Slack space. APS membership is not required to join.
Birthday Celebration Networking event
October 24, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET
Impacts to student facilitators who engage in informal programs
November 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET
Speakers: Jonathan Perry & Tatiana Erukhimova
December 20, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Speaker: Jenn Scarborough
Registration links coming soon
Joining the JNIPER Community allows you to learn effective ways to engage with the public on physics topics and to assess and advocate for your informal physics education work. In addition, JNIPER members can:
As the community grows and matures, we will develop expanded learning and networking opportunities, such as the JNIPER academy, mentoring program, and workshops.
The JNIPER coffee hours are monthly, virtual events to discuss topics such as online citizen science projects, university science outreach programs, advocating for public engagement, and more.