Physics major, Alex Mahnke, presented his idea for a wearable with light sensors that create safer options for students, construction workers, and others traveling or working in low-light situations.
There’s significant value in a student receiving help from a peer, says Amihan, who has a Ph.D. in physics.
“This is someone they can relate to, someone who just recently had the same experience as they did in that same classroom,” she says. “I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve learned from one of our peer tutors how to better explain a complicated concept to a student.”
ALL kicks off the school year with LAB³, a September exhibition featuring artworks inspired by scientific research done at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and the Department of Physics at UW-Madison. The LAB³ project paired UW-Madison physicists and Madison-based artists and writers with 24 high school students from Madison, Middleton, Waunakee, Janesville, Wauwatosa, and Lake Mills. Over the summer, six teams (each composed of a scientist, visual/performing artist, writer, and 3-4 high schoolers) explored current scientific research ranging from neutrinos to dark matter to cosmic rays. In response to these scientific topics, the teams have produced original visual, literary, and performance-based art (including two-dimensional art, installation, video art, sculpture, and poetry) which will be on display at ALL from September 8 through September 29, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 6-9pm. The exhibition and reception are FREE and open to the public.