Two LSOP Interns Awarded Noyce Scholarship

Brenna Sydow and Emma Szalach, both interns at Little Shop of Physics, are the two recipients of the 2021 Colorado State University Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship. This highly competitive $10,000 scholarship is named after Robert Noyce, the co-founded Intel, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal of the scholarship is to support […]

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Classroom Connections: Q&A with PSD Virtual, May 6, 2021

This week, the LSOP crew answered questions from PSD Virtual’s 2nd graders. There were so many good questions, that we weren’t able to answer them all. But fear not…we’re making videos to answer the rest of them!

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The Rainbow and Beyond with PSD Virtual, April 22, 2021

On April 22, The Little Shop of Physics presented a virtual assembly with over 100 second graders PSD Virtual. The students were led through a series of activities about visible light as well as electromagnetic radiation that is beyond the rainbow including infrared and ultraviolet. Every student was mailed a pair of rainbow glasses which [...]

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LSOP Art of Science Contest — Spring 2021

This contest ran through April, 2021 and was open to all students enrolled in grades K-12 in a public or private school in the United States. Students were asked to submit an original science-inspired artistic composition in any field of science using any artistic medium. Entrants connected with Colorado State University students and staff to [...]

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LSOP Live: The Animal Show Part 2

Submit your sciencey animal videos for a chance to have them appear on the LSOP Live Animal Show (part 2) on Friday, May 7!

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Lesher MS Classroom Connections, March 11-12, 2021

The LSOP crew did a virtual Classroom Connections program with Lesher Middle School on March 10-11, 2021. The program — which focused on waves, sound, light, and beyond the rainbow — involved experiments and activities done by the students in their classroom (with help from teacher Ms. Freemyer and student-teacher Ms. Harsh). These experiments and […]

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LSOP Article in the Collegian

On March 9, 2021 an article titled “CSU’s Little Shop of Physics continues to thrive virtually” by Ceci Taylor ran in the Rocky Mountain Collegian. The article highlights some of our Virtual Connections over the last year as we’ve made the pivot to physically distant interactive science engagement.

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LSOP Open House 2021

The 30th Annual Little Shop of Physics Open House took place on February 27, 2021. The theme was We Are All Still Connected, and the event took place virtually on Zoom and Facebook Live. Hundreds of people from all over the world attended. Presentations were hosted by Colorado State University students, faculty and staff. We […]

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Art of Science Contest, Spring 2021

Do you like art? Do you like science? Submit your science-inspired original artistic compositions for a chance to win awesome prizes! The third LSOP Art of Science contest is now open to US students grades K-12. Entries may be related to any type of science in a media of your choosing (visual art, music, video, […]

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LSOP Featured in CNS Elements Magazine

The Little Shop of Physics was recently featured in the 2020 College of Natural Sciences Elements magazine. The article, titled “The Little Shop of Physics Gets a New Logo, Reaffirms Mission” talks about our unique program over the 30 years of its existence, from the humble beginnings to becoming an international model of interactive science […]

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