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Organizer/Faculty advisor of Science Rendezvous Windsor Organizing Committee, 'Science Rendezvous': public science festival in Windsor, May 8, 2010; May 7, 2011; May 12, 2012; May 11, 2013, May 10, 2014, May 9, 2015.

Hands-on workshop presenter:

  • "Throwing Light on the Invisible: Optics in Nanotechnology and Medicine" Workshop for Windsor Regional Science Fair participants, 2010.
  • "Careers in Optics and Photonics", Set of two YSTOP workshops for middle-school students, 2009.
  • "Throwing Light on the Invisible: Optics in Nanotechnology and Medicine" Workshop for Windsor Regional Science Fair participants, 2008.
  • Jell-O and CD Optics lab for middle school students, Summer 2006.
  • I spoke at the Physics Education Workshop for high-school teachers in 2004, and co-organized it in 2006.

Coordinator, multimedia instructional module development:

  • My 4th year students in Technical Communication Skills have developed multimedia modules on exciting physics topics as a resource for high-school teachers.

Presenter, high-school guest lectures:

  • "Adventures in Quantumland: Quantum Mechanics" at Vincent Massey High School in Winter 2006
  • "What is Medical Physics" at General Amherst High School in Winter 2008
  • "What is Medical Physics" at Sandwich Secondary School in Winter 2008
  • "Quantum Puzzles" at General Amherst Secondary School in Winter 2009
  • "Optics in Nanotechnology and Medicine" at Catholic Central in Winter 2011.

Organizer, public lectures by world-famous scientists (Paul Corkum, Ron Walsworth, Carl Wieman, Tamar Seideman) as part of the Faculty of Science Seminar Series.

Pre-Windsor activities:

  • At the University of Michigan, I developed a set of three original public lectures on "Quantum Computing: the new frontier" as part of Saturday Morning Physics (Fall 2002).
  • Instructor, Summer science program for middle school girls, University of Michigan, 2000, 2001.
  • Guest speaker, The Dunham School, Baton Rouge, LA. Fall 1998 and Spring 1999.
  • AWIS-BR speaker on "Opportunities in Physics" at science camp for `at-risk' high school students at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 1998.
  • Public lecture "Fingerprints of the early universe", Bangalore Amateur Astronomical Society, Bangalore, India, 1994.
  • Public lecture "Distance scales in the universe", Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India, 1994.