Outreach is a tremendous amount of fun, and it can change a person’s approach to physics and education. I have organized two major outreach efforts, participated in many events run by others, and co-organized a conference on physics outreach held last summer at the Aspen Center for Physics (see http://www-ed.fnal.gov/aspen). From 1994 to 2003, I was the faculty coordinator of Boston University’s Pathways Program for female high-school students (http://www.bu.edu/lernet/pathways). During the program’s poster and demonstration sessions, I would play the role of itinerant magician, prowling around with my favorite physics toys in hand, asking passing students to help me operate them and challenging them to figure out the relevant physics. That was a great way to help them make connections to what they were studying in science classes, to their own areas of interest, and to other session demonstrations they’d enjoy. My Pathways experience also allowed me...

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