Phone: 616-331-2274
Fax: 616-331-3740
Dr. Richard Vallery (Chair)

117 Padnos Hall of Science, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Physics Outreach Activities

Department of Physics faculty members and students engage in different types of physics outreach activities throughout the year. The goal of our department is to promote physics and create interest in physics in high school students. Below is a list of some of the activities our department regularly participates:

Transit of Venus Event in Grand Haven (June 6, 2012)

All members of our physics faculty participate in this annual Michigan Science Olympiad (average of 7 events per year). Pictures of our participation will be coming soon. Keep watching.
         To view all the pictures please click on the link below:
Grand Valley University has taken steps to introduce young girls and minorities to the possibility of careers in science, technology, and engineering through a special summer camp known in short as STEPS camp. Our physics faculty participates in the program every year.
  • Tutoring and Physics demonstration shows at local area K12 schools (average of 10 presentations each year).
  • Math and Science Update.
  • OMA's KCP Days (average of 20 presentations per year since 2000).
  • OMA's Gear Up Days (30 presentations in 2007).
  • Student Visitation Days (we host a table at each visitation day).
  • MMPT presentations.
  • Public Schools in-service training.

  Last Modified Date: June 12, 2012
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