Breakthrough Birmingham is an organization dedicated to educational equality. Over the last ten years, they have improved the prospects of many students in the Birmingham area by providing an engaging experience in mathematics and science to marginalized communities. Last Friday the Physics and Astronomy Department and PAGSA partnered with them to teach their students about optics, electromagnetism, and mechanics. Pictured in the gallery above are PAGSA members, professors, and students performing hands-on experiments and viewing the 16" telescope on campus.
We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet aspiring young scholars, and hope to work with Breakthrough Birmingham again in the future!