The Hampton University Department of Physics is committed to spreading the knowledge of physics. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to visiting and hosting school age children in hopes of getting bright young minds interested in STEM related education. Outreach activities are vital to retainability and recruitment.
May 1, 2014 - Dr. Uwe Hömmerich (Professor) provided a hands-on rocket workshop at Spratley Gifted Center for ~70 elementary students. He was joined by Ms. J. Austin and Dr. E. Brown.
November 22, 2013 - Dr. Uwe Hömmerich, (Professor) sponsored 20 8th grade students from Spratley Gifted Center in Hampton to the optics laboratories on campus. Dr. Hömmerich, Dr. Ei Ei Brown, Mr. Eric Kumi Barimah (PhD Candidate), Ms. Ivy Krystal Jones (PhD Candidate), Miss Simone Hyater-Adams (senior, physics student) and Mr. Michael Johnson III (senior, physics student) exposed the students to hands-on demonstrations in basic principles of light, optics, and lasers over a time period of 2 hours.
Dr. Hömmerich demonstrates to Spratley students basic principles of light, optics, and lasers.
Dr. Hömmerich and his group pose with the Spratley students in the lab.