1. Physics & Physical Oceanography at Memorial University of Newfoundland

  2. Chemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Kristin Poduska
Professor and Head
  Experimental Materials Physics & Chemistry

M e m o r i a l  U n i v e r s i t y  o f  N e w f o u n d l a n d
decoding the past      and      directing the future     

Science outreach

For teachers

  • Eleventh Annual Physics Teacher Workshop
    held in conjunction with the 2011 Canadian Association of Physicists Congress.
  • Bright Ideas: activities with light-emitting diodes for teachers,
    presented at the Third Annual Physics Teacher Workshop
    held in conjunction with the 2003 Canadian Association of Physicists Congress.
  • For students

  • Scientific Entrepreneurship for students of science
    funded through the NSERC Regional Opportunities Fund, Memorial University Dean of Science Office
  • Women in Science and Engineering Summer Student Employment Program for girls in high school Grade 11.
  • MUN/Gonzaga High School STEP Co-op program
  • For everyone

  • The Nuclear Future: Can We Make It Safe?
    Visiting speaker Prof. David Shoesmith talked about the science, geology, and public perception of nuclear waste disposal.
  • 10 things you should know before (radiocarbon) dating
    I talked about radiocarbon dating (in Pecha Kucha style)
  • It's all in the timing
    Visiting speaker Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto talked about radiocarbon dating in archaeology
  • Caffeinating with Chemists
    I and other scientists publicized the International Year of Chemistry
  • Made by human hands?
    Learn how my colleagues and I use infrared spectroscopy to tell the difference between human-made and geologic calcites in archaeological investigations on BBC Radio's The Naked Scientists: Science Radio & Science Podcasts.
  • Spooky actions at a distance?
    Visiting speaker Prof. N. David Mermin talked about the curiosities of quantum mechanics.
  • The cold truth
    I talked on CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks to explain what happens to water that fills up and freezes inside a vessel that will neither expand nor burst.

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