Beach Physics on the News!

Dianna Cowern and the Beach Physics project were recently featured on the local CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego as part of its Innovate 8 program. Innovate 8 is a collaboration between the San Diego County Office of Education and UC San Diego, and aims to inspire and engage K-12 students to excel in … [Read more...]

Beach Physics receives La Jolla grant!

Beach Physics was one of four programs to be awarded funding by the La Jolla Community Foundation, in their inaugural Foundation Grants program.  Beach Physics Creative Director Dianna Cowern (aka “The Physics Girl”) received the $8300 grant – the largest awarded this year – at an awards ceremony at … [Read more...]

Beach Physics at the San Diego Science Festival Expo

Beach Physics joined the UCSD Physics Department on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Petco Park for the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering Expo. The Expo brought together some 27,000 members of the public to play with all things STEM. Check out the photos below of our physics booth and our … [Read more...]

Physics Has a Man Problem

Physics is currently a male dominated field of STEM. This is a well known fact at a low level, but the statistics on this issue are disappointing and less well known.   21% = Percentage of female bachelors in physics received in 2012 (source)   17% = Percentage of female physics … [Read more...]

What Makes an Effective Educational Video?

  There has been no lack of influential personalities in science media. Bill Nye, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson have all produced entertaining, enlightening, recorded content. Their videos are often shown in science classrooms to help make a connection between science and the real … [Read more...]