Prof. Nick Law speaking to children from Carrboro Elementary School.
Prof. Nick Law speaking to children from Carrboro Elementary School.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy recently hosted the first Arts and Sciences ‘Meet the Scientists’ event with elementary school children from Carrboro Elementary.

The science component included a day long outreach program where 80 first graders, with their parents and teachers, participated in a variety of activities exposing them to the physics of the universe from the largest to the smallest scales. During their visit, they interacted with scientists and visited the telescope labs at Morehead. For many, this was the first of this type of experience.

Inspired by the hands-on science exposure and their first visit to UNC, these little ones set to work in their school, working to transfer their science images and imagination onto canvas, provided by the department. We will display their artwork in the halls of Phillips once it is complete.

Word has it that many of the students have already decided to study hard so that they can sign up for a science education at UNC when they grow up!

We are very grateful to the kids for the artwork, and to their teachers for their help and enthusiasm in making this event possible.

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