Education and Public Outreach
Science outreach programs in the College of Arts and Sciences connect the public to our science faculty and students and the exciting research they do. Scientists in the College are exploring the origins of the universe, investigating the ecology of forests and marshlands, unlocking the mysteries of gene expression, and more. Many are also sharing their expertise by mentoring high schools students in independent research, visiting elementary schools to amaze students with experiments and demonstrations, and teaching teachers the most up-to-date science content.
Have you ever wondered what, exactly, a Higgs boson is? Or what a future quantum computer might be able to do? Or if climate change is real? Then ask a scientist. Maybe with a drink in your hand.
U.Va.'s High School Science, Technology, and Engineering Research (HooS-STER) program is devoted to bringing high school students to the University for a summer experience in some of our cutting-edge research facilities.
Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is a dynamic three-day residential summer experience open to rising 9th and 10th grade students in Virginia.