Outreach

Wright Lab promotes the value of science in society and develops science communication skills for Wright Lab researchers through regular outreach programs led by Wright Lab community members, including:

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Yale Pathways to Science and Pathways Summer Scholars events bring 6th-12th grade students from the greater New Haven community to Wright Lab for week-long summer courses; open houses providing hands-on experiences and demos; and laboratory tours.  Pathways to Science also involves interested Wright Lab members in additional outreach activities outside of the lab.

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Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camps partner with Wright Lab to provide class lectures, hands-on experiences and demos, and lab tours to Peabody summer camp participants, who have ranged from grade 4 to 8.

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Hosting outreach conferences: On January 17-19, 2020, Yale Physics & Wright Lab hosted the 2020 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).

On April 7-8, 2022, Wright Lab, in partnership with the Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) network, coordinated the 2022 GAINS conference, hosted by Yale, but held remotely.  Wright Lab is again co-coordinating the Fall 2022 GAINS conference, to be held in person at Yale.

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Tours of Wright Lab: Wright Lab frequently provides tours of the lab for a variety of visitors and Yale groups, including for: Yale Alumni Association reunion weekends, Yale Founders Day, distinguished visitors to the University, Yale College classes, the Yale Science and Engineering Association, CTSEED, FlexSchool, the Yale Office of Development, and the Yale Society of Physics Students. 

kids sitting in a lab with safety glasses and other equipment. Wright Lab members also participate in and hold leadership roles in a plethora of outreach efforts led by Yale Physics and the University.

List of outreach activities

2022

  • August 3, 2022: Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camp tour of Wright Lab
  • July 27, 2022:  Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camp tour of Wright Lab
  • July 20, 2022:  Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars tour of Wright Lab
  • July 18-22, 2022:  Yale Pathways to Science course, Let’s smash the proton!
  • July 13, 2022:  Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Open House at Wright Lab
  • July 6, 2022:  Yale Peabody Museum Summer Camp tour of Wright Lab
  • June 11, 2022: Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe
  • June 4, 2022:  Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe
  • May 28, 2022: Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe
  • April 6-8 2022:  Girls Advancing in STEM (GAINS) conference

2021

  • June 7, 2021:  Exploring the Invisible Universe:  Searching for Dark Matter at Yale’s Wright Lab.  Co-sponsored by Yale Pathways to Science (open to 6th-12th grade and their families)  Article

2020

2019

  • December 4, 2019:  Don Pettit, astronaut and space photographer tour of Wright Lab Article | Flickr gallery
  • December 4, 2019:  Yale Office of Development “Paws and Explore” tour of Wright Lab Article | Flickr gallery
  • October 24, 2019:  Yale Society of Physics Students tour of Wright Lab. Article | Flickr gallery
  • October 11, 2019:  Yale Founders Day tour of Wright Lab.  Article
  • August 6, 2019:  Amistad High School internship at Wright Lab APC.  Article | Flickr gallery
  • July 31, 2019:  Yale Peabody Museum summer camp “Hidden Worlds” (4th-6th grade) tour and hands-on activities.  Article | Flickr gallery
  • July 17, 2019: Yale Pathways to Science (9th-12th grade) summer enrichment program.  Article | Flickr gallery
  • July 15-20, 2019:  Granville Academy.  Article
  • June 1, 2019: Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe.  Article
  • May 25, 2019: Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe. Article
  • April 12, 2019:  Yale Science and Engineering Association tour of Wright Laboratory. Article
  • March 23, 2019:  Yale Grad SWE CTSEED parent and educator tour of Wright Laboratory.  Article

2018

  • December 14, 2018:  FlexSchool tour of Wright Laboratory.  Article
  • September 13, 2018:  Yale Society of Physics Students tour of Wright Laboratory.
  • July 23, 2018:  Yale Pathways to Science (9th-12th grade) summer enrichment program.  Article | Flickr gallery
  • June 2, 2018:  Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe.  Article
  • May 26, 2018:  Yale Alumni Weekend Tour of Wright Laboratory - A Portal to the Universe.  Article
  • May 5, 2018Yale Pathways to Science (6th-12th grade):  Discover the Invisible Universe at Wright Lab Article  |  Flickr gallery

2017

  • May 16, 2017:  Wright Lab Transformed: public opening of new Wright Laboratory