Outreach

Who we are:

The GTASA Outreach Program aims to instill an excitement about science and engineering through the teaching and demonstration of fundamental of acoustics. We are a small group of Georgia Tech engineering students with a willingness to share our knowledge and experiences with younger students, and in doing so, invest in our future scientists and engineers.

What we do:

Our group visits schools and events with acoustics-related toys and demonstrations. We bring posters with information relevant to the demo or toy, and we typically interact with the students to engage them in the discovery of interesting acoustic phenomena. Our current curriculum is best suited for small groups (20-25 students maximum), so that we can more effectively have students interact with the exhibits. We also request that the group consist of a similar age group so we can best focus our material to the level of the audience. Demonstrations typically last 20-30 minutes, but more material can be prepared for longer demonstrations (if we have enough staff on hand). Any further questions about what we do or what we can do for your organization can be directed to the volunteer coordinator here.
Tuning Fork Demonstration

The rapidly-vibrating tynes of a tuning fork create quite a splash.

Past events:

  1. KITES (Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering and Science) Fair
  2. After-School All-Stars
  3. Family Science Night
Chladni Patterns forming on a Vibrating Plate

Sand scattered on a vibrating plate arranges itself into complex shapes called "Chladni patterns"

 

How to get involved:

If you are interested in coming to any of these events or even just helping prepare material and demonstrations, send us an email. All events and meetings for the outreach program will be announced to the volunteer email list.

How to contact us to join an event:

Please email the volunteer coordinator with as much of the following information as possible:
  • Day(s) and time(s) of event
  • Age(s) and size of group
  • Location (address) and venue (classroom, gym, auditorium, hallway, etc.)
  • Name of your organization
  • Contact information