Schools and Public Outreach

Our educational outreach mission is to relate forefront CPLC research to many audiences the scientific community, K-12 students and teachers, and the general public. Through our programs, we strive to increase diversity in the field of biological physics, and impact science education for minority and underrepresented populations. The CPLC is working to create a global network of young scientists specializing in the physics of living systems through our CPLC summer school and Graduate Student Exchange programs. We also are continuing to establish educational programs with local secondary schools and community groups that incorporate biophysically-based computational and experimental tools into middle and high school curriculum (K-12 and Public Outreach). A key element of many of our outreach programs is to provide our Center graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with valuable training in teaching peer scientists, secondary school students/teachers, and the community at large.

Schools and Public  Outreach

Contact Us

Sharlene Denos, Ph.D.Sharlene Denos, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Education and Inclusivity
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC)
1110 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3393; Fax: (217) 333-4778