The MIT Chemistry Outreach Program was developed in 1988 to bring the excitement of chemistry to high school students in the greater Boston area. MIT Chemistry graduate students visit local high schools and present chemistry demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. The presentation includes sections relating to polymers, naturally occurring compounds, temperature and pressure, and light. These demonstrations have been selected for both their visual appeal and their relevance to everyday life. Our lab has been actively involved in the Outreach Program.

The Lambda Project: Outreach lab for high school students.

---- The Lambda Project is an ever changing world. It has grown out of the collaboration among scientists, educators, and students in the greater Boston area. They are all still with us in the images and get involved sections. 


For more information, please contact Prof. Keith Nelson.


Opening lab doors to high school students: keys to a successful engagement, Rebecca M Slayton and Keith A Nelson, Phys. Educ., 40, 347 (2005). [url]