Here are a few examples of the way in which the School of Physics and Astronomy reaches out to the surrounding world:
- The Physics Force is a group of Physics and Astronomy professors and high school teachers who put on a physics circus of dynamic and entertaining demonstrations for area school children and the general public.
- Astronomy Outreach activities: The Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics runs Universe in the Park, Observation Nights, Minnesota Starwatch, school presentations and more.
- Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (REU) is a ten-week summer research program for physics undergraduates open to students from around the country as well as Minnesota.
- QuarkNet is a five-day workshop for physical science teachers designed to help bring the world of particle physics into high schools.
- Society of Physics Students do outreach events with fun physics demonstrations appropriate for all ages.