The ASEF, with particular support from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity, is engaging in an exciting educational outreach before the 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference with numerous public schools in O`ahu Honolulu. Depending on the age of the students, our outreach team members will connect to the class with either a science lesson followed by an interactive Q&A session or through a fun hands-on demonstration to create a dialogue with the students about science and engineering. The goals of this outreach include exciting youth about science and engineering in general and superconductivity in particular and to model approachable professional behavior and potential career paths for our youth.
On Thursday October 21, 2022 (the Thursday before the Applied Superconductivity Conference), ASEF will demonstrate superconductivity at UH Mānoa to students and faculty at UH, to high-school and college educators (through AAPT), and, remotely, to the wider community. A one-hour lecture on superconductivity will begin at 3 p.m. After 4 p.m., there will be a variety of demonstrations with particular emphasis on demonstrations that can be used in the classroom to illustrate important principles but also including rides on the IEEE superconducting levitator. Kits for use in classrooms will be provided to educators who pre-register for the colloquium.
On the evening of Tuesday, October 25, two public outreach panels on application of Superconducting to technologies important to the population of Hawai'i will be convened for 60-minutes each. The panel from 6:45 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. will be on "Quantum Computing: Enabling a Future Technology"; then from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. will be "Superconducting Magnetometers Use in Locating Unexploded Ordnance". Each panel will be composed of knowledgeable stakeholders in the relevant technology and each event will include an open discussion with the public at a non-technical level.
The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation, ASEF Science Friday public outreach event will be held at the lush Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Kamehameha Exhibit Hall II-III on the last day of the 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference. This event, open to the public, is a collaboration between the ASEF and the Hawaii Department of Education which will transport more the 400 high school students from public schools to the convention center. Many of these students represent schools at which the ASEF ELEVATE Outreach Team will have provided demonstrations, given lectures about superconductivity, and highlighted the ASC’22 conference the week before the conference. A diverse and welcoming team of students, young professionals, and seasoned scientists, and industry experts from the ASC’22 conference will engage the public and local students in a transformational educational extravaganza including rides on the IEEE superconducting levitator!