Physicists To-Go

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Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists

Applications for Quantum To-Go Are Now Open

Through Physicists To-Go and Quantum To-Go, science professionals and educators can connect to inspire K-12 students, as well as two- and four-year college students.

Applications for Quantum To-Go are now open!

Registration closes March 11, 2024.

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Quantum to Go professional iconQuantum To-Go matches quantum professionals with all levels of educators seeking to show their students the many career opportunities in quantum science and technology.

When you sign up as an educator or quantum professional, you will be paired for a virtual visit based on your desired topic, school level (elementary through college level), and time zone. Quantum professionals can specify the topics and grade levels they prefer to present to and educators can choose topics their students would like to hear about.

You will receive your match in March 2024, and all virtual visits will be held in April 2024 in celebration of World Quantum Day on Apr 14, 2024. Registration closes on March 11, 2024.

All educators, K-12 and at the college level, can request a visit for general science, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, and more.

Register before the March 11, 2024, deadline!

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Quantum To-Go Visit Topics

Quantum To-Go classroom visits from a quantum professional may cover the following topics:

  • Biology
  • Career and technical education
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • General sciences
  • Physics
  • Quantum in the real world
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Technology

About Quantum To-Go and World Quantum Day

In collaboration with Q12 Partnerships to celebrate World Quantum Day on April 14, 2024, Quantum To-Go aims to expand students' understanding of what quantum science and technology is and who it engages. Quantum To-Go's goal is to inspire students of all ages to pursue quantum science and technology careers by matching classrooms with quantum professionals. In honor of World Quantum Day, we are celebrating all April-long with these virtual classroom visits. This classroom experience with a quantum professional will provide early exposure to science and build excitement among our students to discover more.

Learn about Physicists To-Go

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Participating in Physics To-Go introduces your students to many opportunities they can pursue in physics. Many students only have a vague sense of what physicists do or who can be a physicist, but a background in physics can open up careers in academia, research, business, journalism, and so much more.

Scientists in our program virtually visit classrooms to share their curiosity about the natural world and their passion for science with your students. Matches are determined based your registration requests about education levels, interests, and classroom needs.

Eucators at all levels, from K-12, are eligible for classroom visits. Applications to participate in Physicists To-Go will open in the fall.

Scientists will be asked to watch a 30 minute communication training session. APS will also provide a customizable slide deck for you to use during the visit.

Physicist To-Go Visit Topics

Physicist To-Go visits from a physicist may cover the following topics:

  • Astronomy and space
  • Careers in physics
  • Earth science
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Forces and motion
  • Heat and thermodynamics
  • Mechanics
  • Modern physics
  • Newton's laws
  • Physics in everyday life
  • Quantum physics
  • Science and engineering practices
  • Wave and optics

National Lab Field Trips

Offer National Lab Tours & Field Trips to Students

To show K-12 students the kinds of work physicists do, APS encourages national labs to host in-person tours for students. Give students the opportunity to take a field trip and see where many scientists work.

Offer a lab tour to students

Request a National Lab Field Trip

Middle and high school teachers seeking to expose their students to the dynamic innovations taking place at national labs may request a field trip. National labs open to arranging field trips are located at:

  • Auburn Source of Attosecond Pulses (ASAP) in Auburn, Alabama
  • Levenson-Falk Lab in Los Angeles, California
  • National Science Foundation Center for Integration of Modern Optoelectronic (IMOD-stc)
  • Materials on Demand, in Seattle, Washington
  • Quantum Devices Lab in University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Quantum Materials and Photonics Lab in Newark, Delaware
  • Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Contact the Physics To-Go team about national lab visits

Contact

Please contact APS Public Engagement with questions.

Thank You to National Q-12 Education Partnership

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Quantum To-Go is a collaboration between APS and National Q-12 Education Partnership of World Quantum Day on April 14, 2024. National Q-12 Education Partnership brings together the federal government, industry, professional societies and the education community to prepare diverse students for the quantum workforce.

Discover the National Q-12 Education Partnership's work

Thank You to Our Sponsor

APS is grateful to the Eucalyptus Foundation for supporting Physicists To-Go. A small family foundation, the Eucalyptus Foundation makes grants for K-12 education, the arts, music, human rights and global security.

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