Public Outreach at SPINLab

Spinlabbers share their research with the general public every Fall during Exploring Your Universe, a day-long event on UCLA’s campus where science enthusiasts of all ages can participate in hands-on science activities.  Last year, the UCLA SPINLab hosted a “Build Your Own Hurricane Exhibit” where kids could observe fluid dynamics in action.

For those who missed the event, don’t forget to check out a series of outreach films created by the UCLA SPINLab that beautifully demonstrate various phenomena in fluid dynamics.

 

TURNTABLE RECIPES:

Aurnou, J.M., Turntable GFD Experiments (informal write up), 2011.

 

GARY GLESENER’S BIG TABLE IN ACTION (EYU 2015):

Sam May showing off Gary Glesener's 50" turntable at Explore Your Universe (11/8/2015).

Sam May (UCLA Physics 2015) showing off Gary Glesener’s 50″ turntable at Explore Your Universe 2015.

EPSS Ph.D. student Emily Hawkins working the wheels of steel (11/8/15).

EPSS Ph.D. student Emily Hawkins working the wheels of steel at EYU2015.