Every spring, the Texas A&M Physics and Astronomy Department hosts the Physics and Engineering Festival. The festival includes hands-on experiments and demonstrations, as well as physics shows and public lectures by prominent scientists and even astronauts. I have participated in this festival every year since 2014, doing demonstrations. Starting in 2016, I have been designing experiments with DEEP (Discover, Explore, Enjoy Physics), which is an organization that leads undergraduate students in designing physics and astronomy presentations and experiments.
My demonstrations each year:
2014: Chicks in Space - We demonstrate the effect of a vacuum on a marshmallow PEEP.
2015: Sky Tours - Using an indoor planetarium, we lead an audience on a tour of the sky visible that night.
2016: Fresnel Lens of Doom - We harness the power of the sun through a giant lens to heat (and burn) marshmallows, eggs, paper, and wood.
Videos featuring my demonstrations at the Physics Festival are seen at the bottom of the page!
I have also participated in the Brazos Valley Astronomy Club, a local amateur astronomy group, as a guest lecturer on spectroscopy.