Asking Good Questions - Outreach workshop leads to Critical Thinking
Florianna Blanton, outreach coordinator at CHESS, presented to a group of Cornell Graduate students on Wednesday, March 10. The virtual discussion highlighted the unique ways in which graduate students can perform outreach with teachers and k-12 students in the area.
From Summer Student to Emerging Researcher
CHESS’ continued support of undergraduate students’ efforts to enhance their science communication skills and prepare them for science careers in the global workforce is making a difference.
Workshop on electric circuits spreads a current of enthusiasm from NYS to Puerto Rico
On a cold Saturday morning on October 13, things were heating up in the 7thfloor of Clark Hall. A small group of teachers from all over New York State along with a representative from Puerto Rico, gathered in the Bethe auditorium to learn how to teach electric circuits following the New York State Science Learning Standards. And had a great time while at it!
CHESS Addresses the "Middle-Skills" Gap with Partnership
CHESS, a power-house of x-ray and accelerator physics and technology, requires the cultivation of local talent, specific skills, and a highly-trained workforce to build and maintain needed beamline and accelerator components.
New York State educators return to campus for science snapshot
The 2018 Summer Science Snapshot for Educators Program, co-hosted by Center for Bright Beams (CBB) and CHESS was held from July 24th-26th.
The impact of summer undergraduate research programs extends beyond the laboratory
Conducting research at a world class facility is no doubt a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any undergraduate student. By combining that research experience with meaningful peer-learning opportunities and dynamic outreach activities, a memorable summer of science inevitably occurs.
Connecting with the community in a meaningful and impactful way
Even as CHESS’s Outreach and Education team refocuses its K12 efforts to concentrate on higher education, we haven’t abandoned the relationships we’ve built through a shared vision for equitable access to science in our community.
Building Loudspeakers at Boynton Middle School
As part of the new lending library for middle school program, the Xraise outreach team set out to test one of its latest developments, a design lesson plan in which students learn about electricity and magnetism through the designing of their own loudspeaker made from cups, coils and magnets.