Outreach

The Hampton University Department of Physics is committed to spreading the knowledge of physics. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to visiting and hosting school age children in hopes of getting bright young minds interested in STEM related education. Outreach activities are vital to retainability and recruitment.

Outreach Timeline

– Dr. Uwe Hömmerich (Professor) provided a hands-on rocket workshop at Spratley Gifted Center for ~70 elementary students. He was joined by Ms. J. Austin and Dr. E. Brown.

Hands-on Rocket Workshop at Spratley Gifted Center
Hands-on Rocket Workshop at Spratley Gifted Center

Dr. Hömmerich (standing in green shirt), Dr. Brown (standing in pink shirt), and Ms. Austin (standing in dark blue shirt) assist students with building rockets. Students later went outside to launch the rockets.

– Dr. Uwe Hömmerich, (Professor) sponsored 20 8th grade students from Spratley Gifted Center in Hampton to the optics laboratories on campus. Dr. Hömmerich, Dr. Ei Ei Brown, Mr. Eric Kumi Barimah (PhD Candidate), Ms. Ivy Krystal Jones (PhD Candidate), Miss Simone Hyater-Adams (senior, physics student) and Mr. Michael Johnson III (senior, physics student) exposed the students to hands-on demonstrations in basic principles of light, optics, and lasers over a time period of 2 hours.

Dr. Hömmerich demonstrates to Spratley students basic principles of light, optics, and lasers.

Dr. Hömmerich demonstrates to Spratley students basic principles of light, optics, and lasers.

Dr. Hömmerich and his group pose with the Spratley students in the lab.

Dr. Hömmerich and his group pose with the Spratley students in the lab.

 

Contact

Mailing Address:
Department of Physics
Hampton University
Olin Engineering Building,
Room 102
268 Emancipation Drive
Hampton VA 23668

Phone: 757.727.5277
Fax: 757.728.6910

Dr. Felix Jaetae Seo

Chairperson:
Dr. Felix Jaetae Seo

Email:
jaetae.seo@hamptonu.edu

Phone:
757.727.5277