Randall Tagg, associate professor of physics at the University of Colorado Denver, worked with the Aurora School District’s Jennifer Nassar to present “From Wow to Know How,” a series of science and engineering demonstrations for third- and fourth-grader students participating in the “Engineering is Elementary” program, developed at Boston’s Museum of Science. A link showing Tagg’s appearance as “Dr. Chaos” can be seen here.
In April, Tagg worked with Alejandra Morales in Aurora’s VistaPEAK school to run a five-day session for 20 sixth-graders to do special science investigations developing methods for monitoring volcanic activity at Yellowstone. He followed this up with a visit to Georgia Tech to discuss connections between turbulence research and epilepsy and to give a talk about student research in nonlinear dynamics. He then gave the talk, “Dynamics by the Dozen,” as the final colloquium for the spring semester at CU Boulder’s Applied Math Department.
In March, Tagg co-organized and ran a session at the National Science Teachers Association national meeting in Indianapolis titled, “Year to Year: Building a Continuous Collective of Student Research with Mobile Devices/Online Resources.”