Education and Outreach


A new collaboration: 

We have started a new collaboration with the Monarch School in Houston. It is a school dedicated to providing education to children with neurological differences. Thanks to the UH students and their vast repertoire of science-based demonstrations, we have started a new initiative to engage students in fun science activities on a regular basis. We thank the school for putting trust in us and giving us the honor to interacts with their students. Thanks also to all the UH team members- Zaida Hernandez, Ehsan Irajizad and Mehdi Torbati for their hard work! Here is the link to our first activity at the Monarch School's Facebook page and a short clip of the demo made by Mehdi (unfortunately, we broke the rope intead of pulling apart the books 🙂


High School Visits: 

  • In Spring 2014, I delivered a guest lecture at Alief High School in Houston. In addition, I engaged students in demonstrations to understand viscoelasticity. Students formed teams, prepared cornstarch solution and experienced it's response under different loading rates.
  • In Fall 2012, I teamed up with the student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UH to deliver a lecture at the Reagan High School in Houston. For this event, we used simple demonstrations from day-to-day life such as chewing gum, soap bubbles, and balloons to excite the students towards the basic concepts of mechanics.