K-12 Science and Engineering Outreach

UPenn Grasp Lab Outreach

The UPenn GRASP Lab offers a number of tours, one-time events, and internship/mentorship opportunities for K-12 students in the Philadelphia area. The most recent list can be found here.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

robots in the GRASP lab

The GRASP Lab regularly hosts a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival science expo, featuring our running, hopping, rolling, and flying robots! The organizers also offer a variety of programs virtually and around the country.

Cotsen Children’s Library

Cotsen Children’s Library on Princeton’s campus has one of the most well-designed children’s reading rooms and offers a wide variety of community programs like writing contests and author interviews.

From 2011–2012, I served as their Science Programming Assistant, where I helped organize and facilitate events at the intersection of science and literature. One of our most successful initiatives was a Rube Goldberg celebration featuring the book-turning Rube Goldberg Machine above.

Princeton Engineering Education for Kids (PEEK)

Princeton Engineering Education for Kids (PEEK) uses Legos to teach science and engineering principles. I was involved in PEEK from 2009–2013 as a volunteer and 2010–2012 as co-project coordinator. Our flagship initiative was a lesson series with every third grade classroom in the Princeton Regional School District. We also hosted a middle school engineering club, evening classes at the Princeton Public Library, and one-time outreach events throughout the school year.