The student microgravity team from Rhodes College, the Rhodes Binary Orbit Team (RhoBOT), will accomplish its objectives by coordinating its outreach efforts with the Rhodes College Society of Physics Students (SPS). The Rhodes SPS chapter has been actively involved in outreach both on campus and in the Memphis city area. One of its main objectives has been to promote the knowledge of physics and science to the general public. The enthusiasm and diligence with which SPS has pursued these efforts has contributed to its national recognition as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for nine consecutive years.
RhoBOT hopes to conduct successful outreach by targeting a variety of groups. These groups include students from underfuned urban and rural schools, physics teachers at the local and national American Association of Physics Teachers meetings, and college students from regional schools. RhoBOT hopes that its outreach activities among these groups will spread excitement and knowledge of physics, as well as increase awareness among children and teachers about the science programs that NASA offers to high school and college students. RhoBOT hopes that these activities will encourage students to study math and science at the post-secondary level.