This screen dance is the culmination of an outreach project between Northwestern University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Regina Dominican, an all-girls college preparatory high school. The project applied kinesthetic learning techniques to teach students complex scientific concepts. The students, in turn, created a dance for the camera expressing these concepts.
Collaborators: Yuanzhao Zhang, Michael Meyers, Adilson Motter, students at Regina Dominican High School
"The project applied kinesthetic learning techniques to teach students complex scientific ideas about a common topic among dancers, synchronization. The students, in turn, created a dance expressing these ideas." - Daily North Shore
"Lastly, the notion that symmetry (or lack thereof) can lead to surprising collective behavior is also appealing to non-researchers, and this has been explored in an outreach project with high school students in a dance piece titled Syncing Up Without Sameness (see Figure 3)." - Siam News
Credits at conclusion of video.