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In the Keating group, we are interested in conveying to younger generations what science is, and that it can be fun and exciting. We often team up with Penn State institutes such as MRSEC and WISE, and have participated in local, national and international outreach. These science outreach efforts are a great way for graduate students to improve their communication skills, which will ultimately serve them well in a wide range of career options.

The lab regularly hosts K-12 science teachers over the summer as part of the NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Teachers program. It is an honor to work with these teachers, who are enthusiastic and creative in developing new materials to bring what they learn over the summer back to their classrooms.

               Spri© Chris Keating 2013