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Just some of the science education projects JILAns are involved with.

Outreach in Other Countries

Fellow Ana Maria Rey gave a talk at the Parque Explora in Medellin, Colombia entitled, "Building with crystals of light and atoms" ("Desde relojes hasta computadores cuánticos: con cristales de luz y átomos"). The topic was cold atoms, clocks and optical lattices explained for a broad audience. The presentation can be viewed here: http://www.parqueexplora.org/visitenos/ciencia-en-bicicleta/proximo-encu...


Interactive Science Simulations: Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET™ project at the University of Colorado.

To learn more visit: http://phet.colorado.edu/

Physics Education Research

The Physics Education Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder is at the forefront of research to understand student learning in physics and the conditions that support learning. Projects include transforming undergraduate courses, building assessments, and teacher professional development.

To learn more visit: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/EducationIssues/


The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) Program provides opportunities for university students (undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs) to teach inquiry-based science activities to K-12 populations that are underrepresented in science.

To learn more visit: https://colorado.edu/outreach/pisec

Professional Publications about Science Education

Over the years, a number of JILA Researchers have taken a strong interest in the topic of science education. 

View the published research.


The mission of the Center for STEM Learning (CSL) is to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at the University of Colorado Boulder, and to serve as a state, national, and international resource for such efforts.

To learn more visit: http://www.colorado.edu/csl/


JILA follows the six University nodes' policies for ensuring harassment-free environments. For more detailed information regarding the University of Colorado policies, please read the Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures.