Louisiana State University
Landolt Astronomical Observatory
Physics Learning and Astronomy Training Outreach
LaSIP Project PLATO is a teacher enhancement project that offers teachers in grades 6-12 the opportunity to earn graduate credit in physics or astronomy. Teachers learn to use technical equipment and then bring material back to their classroom for use by students. Stipends are provided for this intensive 3-week summer course.
OPPS is a professional development program for K-3 science teachers, funded by the National Science Foundation. Workshops are provided for the following topics: Heating Matter, Light and Color, Light Interaction with Matter, Nature of Matter, Nature of Light, Magnets, Mixing Matter, Moving Objects, & Sound. These modules along with a wealth of information will be available for download from the newly constructed OPPS web site.
Part of NASA's National Space Grant, LaSPACE offers information on teacher resources available through NASA and is available for various school presentations and teacher workshops. For more information, contact Karen Johnson → kjohnson @ phys.lsu.edu - (225) 578-8680.
The observatory offers Friday night campfire talks followed by public observing, Saturday hands-on activities for elementary through high school students and the perfect field trip opportunity. Contact Dottie Hartman → hartman @ phunds.phys.lsu.edu - (225) 768-9948.
SPS is a student organization at LSU whose purpose is to promote the appreciation and advancement of physics and astronomy to the community. They are available for classroom presentations and demonstrations in physics, tutoring and help with science fair projects and host a high school competition each year. For more information, please call (225) 578-1187.
LIGO is a national laboratory devoted to detecting gravitational waves. It is located in Livingston parish and offers a unique field trip experience. Students can paint murals on part of the beam tube and take part in a 30-minute program on the polarization of light. Contact Bonnie Wascom → wascom_b @ ligo-la.caltech.edu - (225) 686-3100.
Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD)
|Last Update: Friday, March 24, 2006