One of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle: that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Synonymous with Wisconsin for more than a century, this “Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world.

Whether it’s hosting the longest-running hands-on science museum or introducing new programs like the Wonders of Quantum Physics, our department has a long and proud tradition of fulfilling the Wisconsin Idea through physics outreach. The initiatives below are just a few of the ways in which members of the department engage with the public.

Physics outreach is overseen by the department’s Outreach, Communications, Web Content & Museum committee, which includes: Profs. Victor Brar (chair) and Lu Lu, and staff members Cierra Atkinson, Haddie McLean, Sarah Perdue, and Chad Seys.

Upcoming Outreach Events

No events scheduled

Contact a member of the Outreach Team

Cierra Atkinson

Position title: Outreach Program Manager

Email: catkinson5@wisc.edu

Haddie McLean

Position title: Outreach Program Manager

Email: haddie@physics.wisc.edu

Sarah Parker

Position title: Quantum Outreach Program Manager

Email: sarah.parker@wisc.edu

Sarah Perdue

Position title: Communications Manager

Email: saperdue@wisc.edu