Education and Public Engagement (EPE)

The Education and Public Engagement (EPE) program of Simons Observatory (SO) has four primary goals

  1. Present the work of SO scientists to those outside the collaboration (other scientists and the general public).
  2. Coordinate events and programs which bring our work (and the field of cosmology in general) to non-scientists.
  3. Provide infrastructure for SO members to undertake educational activities that get young students excited about science.
  4. Create programs that aid in the training of junior SO members.

The EPE group attempts to meet these goals through a series of programs which are still evolving. These programs currently include maintenance of the SO website, which is one part of the public face of the collaboration; and management of the SO social media accounts, which provide a frequently updated public face for the organization.