LAMP is committed to
promoting diversity in the science, technology, and
engineering fields. We partner with the Swanson
School of Engineering Office of Diversity to inspire,
stimulate, and encourage future researchers and
An online album of all our various outreach activities may be found here.
INVESTING NOW Engineering
We have partnered with INVESTING NOW, a college preparatory program created to stimulate, support, and recognize the high academic performance of pre-college students from groups that are underrepresented in engineering. Students learned about basic engineering, sustainability, solar power, wind power, and water conservation. Students took part in various hands-on engineering projects such as
rubber band cars, passive heating techniques, and biosand filter. Various projects were taken from the Thames and Kosmos Physics Solar Workshop and the Thames and Kosmos Power House Green Essentials kit. Over 150 students have participated.
Pitt Engineering Career Access Program (PECAP)
Dr. Paul Leu and Dr.
Albert To have run workshops for over 50 high
schoolers. The workshop covered topics such as "How
small is a nanometer?", atoms, states of matter, and basic
nanomaterials. We have also introduced solar power to
high school students.