Rashida, Nicholas, and Ms. Dole's Summer BLAST in Professor Miller's Experimental Cosmology Lab at Columbia University

Ms. Jhumki, a physics teacher at School For Democracy and Leadership, helped us get a great opportunity to work in an Experimental Cosmology Lab at Columbia University for the summer, we got a chance to find out who becomes a physicist and why. During this summer program we learned more about the BIG BANG and why it happened, as well as new technology that is being launched in Chile and Antarctica. We got a chance to help improve the technology that is being launched.

Nicholas and Rashida with staff members.
When doing research about the big bang we came to conclude that scientists have a lot of evidence about how it happened. They are still trying to find out more about it.

The hallways of our school, School for Democracy and Leadership, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

This program was funded by a National Science Foundation Grant.
Check out these great links to find out more about our summer experience!

Our School

Professor Miller's Astrophysics Laboratory

Photo Gallery

Rashida's Daily Reflections

Nicholas' Daily Reflections

Fun Physics Activities

Nicholas' "Big Picture" Essay

Nicholas' Electromagnetic Spectrum Essay

Our Interview with Laura Newburgh, A Graduate Student in Professor Miller's Lab

Nicholas' Lesson Plan about Metal Expansion for 8th Graders

Rashida's Electromagnetic Spectrum Essay

Rashida's "Big Picture" Essay