Carnegie Mellon University

Department Outreach

Carnegie Mellon's Physics Department pursues outreach in many ways, through centrally organized programs and through personal efforts of individuals. Our program leaders can bring their programs to your classroom or invite your students to one of ours. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our programs can also be done remotely.

Check out our program offerings by age group! For questions about our community engagement activities, please contact Carleen Markey


"I personally wish that I had seen a presentation like this when I was in 11th grade. It is very powerful for young women in high school, especially those interested in predominately male fields like physics, to hear from mentor figures like Dr. T-Nagle and Dr. Mitra. As the coordinator of this event, I would like to highlight all of the time and effort that the T-Nagle lab put into the event. They always had time to email and meet with me in regards to problem-solving any issues that arose. I would be honored to work with them again on future outreach events, and I appreciate the enthusiasm and excitement that these two individuals have for 9-12 STEM education and outreach." - Stefanie Garcia, ECE Outreach Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, who organized a virtual field trip for students at Allderdice High School to tour physics and engineering labs at Carnegie Mellon and hear about the research being conducted there.

"It was truly one of the highlights of my professional career to have had a chance to hobnob with professors of Physics at CMU, tour their labs, hear about their research & what they're working on, and then socialize (read talk shop :) with them over a delicious meal."- Elizabeth Giles, Baldwin High School, who participated in the first year of Carnegie Mellon Physics Department Teacher Professional Development Program