quarknet June09 2008 by T6Wo1568


summer workshop

 July 9-13, 2008
     Wireless Network Access
• To get temporary account, please provide:
  – Name
  – Address
  – Telephone number
• Purdue Air Link wireless network:
• Best signal quality is near the door.
• Technical help can be provided...

• Help yourself to coffee in room 370B
• Add a tick mark on the QuarkNet
  coffee sheet

QuarkNet is a national program sponsored by the National Science
Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to involve
high school physics and chemistry teachers in cutting-edge high
energy particle physics research. Teachers work together to develop
curriculum which can be incorporated into their teaching; thus,
exposing students to the physics and technology of particle physics.
Looking back... and ahead
                  Past two years
• Two detectors assembled by participants

• Physics 290M service learning course
  – Software development
  – Transport detectors for classroom visits
  – Provide technical support, posters, presentation material

• Curriculum development:
  – How to introduce modern, high energy and cosmic ray physics,
    while still covering the required curriculum?
      This Year: E-lab training

• Web-based data analysis and collaboration
• With three detectors in the local area, e-labs
  provide a way for local schools to work together
• Also provide ways to operate the detectors as
  part of a larger international community
• Analysis of data from the LHC?
                   Coming up...
• Metrics... what is being accomplished?
  – Are students enriched by working with the cosmic ray detectors?
  – This might be hard to quantify, but how could it be documented?
  – How can this information be gathered without interfering with
  – Important for funding agencies.

• How can we help?
  – The service learning class has a lot of potential, provided we
    know how to help.

• How can you help?
  – Broader impact: government science policy and social issues?
      What about this week?
• What would you like to learn about?
  – The Standard Model of Particle Physics
  – Startup of the Large Hadron Collider
  – Particle detectors
  – Studying statistics with cosmic rays
  – FY2008 federal budget and writing to elected
    officials about science policy?
                             Speaker              Topic
Mon. June 9    10:00-11:00   Matthew Jones        Welcome and Historical overview of cosmic ray physics
               1:00-4:00     e-lab fellow         Team 1 Assemble CR detector
               1:00-4:00     e-lab fellow         Team 2 DAQ-GPS placement
                             Everybody            Start overnight data-taking
Tuesday 10     9:00-10:00    e-lab fellow         Cosmic E-lab overview
               10:00-11:00   Everybody            Divide into 3 teams, E-lab log in and start E-lab data analysis
               2:00-4:00     Everybody            E-lab data analysis and E-lab posters
               4:00-500      Everybody            Share results and plan for group data-taking
Wednesday 11   9:00-10:00    Dan Able             Show and tell about detectors in the class room
               10:00-11:30   Teachers             Experience from having detectors in the class room. Teachers
                                                  that had school visits should lead the discussion
               2:00-4:00     Teachers             Discussion: Assessment of classroom visits
Thursday 12    9:00-11:00    Teachers             Discussion: How can we integrate E-lab in the classroom?
               12:00-1:00    Daniela Bortoletto   Postcards from the Terascale: the startup of the LHC
               2:00-4:00     Teachers             Plan for group data-taking and student projects
Friday 13      9:00-11:00    Everybody            Discussion: the integration of the comics ray detector and data
                                                  analysis in the curriculum
               2:00-4:00     Everybody            Closeout, new ideas and further question.
                                                  How to implement what we have learned?

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