QuarkNet summer workshop July 9-13, 2008 Wireless Network Access • To get temporary account, please provide: – Name – Address – Telephone number • Purdue Air Link wireless network: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/airlink • Best signal quality is near the door. • Technical help can be provided... COFFEE • Help yourself to coffee in room 370B • Add a tick mark on the QuarkNet coffee sheet QuarkNet 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 http://www.physics.purdue.edu/outreach/quarknet/cosmic_ray_detector/ • 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 teaching? – 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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