QuarkNet Annual Report 2017

The UF QuarkNet Center ran two workshops during the summer of 2017: one for 2 days in June and the second for 3 days in August. Between 8-10 local teachers participated, depending on the workshop. The first workshop, led by Ken Cecire of QuarkNet, reacquainted the teachers with the principles of particle physics. Prof.

QuarkNet Annual Report 2017 for University of Mississippi

QuarkNet Annual Report 2017 - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

S. GOLLAPINNI, K. GUNTHOTI
September 24, 2017

Comparing Measured Values from a Fixed Parallel Plate Capacitor Instrument and Theoretical Values for Capacitors in Parallel

Quinn Brodsky (The Hockaday School), Garrett Gu (Texas Academy of Math and Science), Danita Mathew (Garland High School), Aaron McAnalley (Harmony Science Academy Euless), Swati Ravi (Greenhill School), Dylan Robertson (Plano Senior High School), Aniya Showers (Garland High School), Vijay Vuyyuru (Plano East Senior High School)

John Thompson Science Department, Plano East Senior High School 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

Jingbo Ye Physics Department, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275 USA 

Search and Identification of Short-Period Variable Stars

Keri Christian (Clark High School), Allie Frymire (Greenhill School), Holly Hodge (Plano Senior High School), Rithvik Ramesh (IB World School at Plano East Senior High School), Daniel Sela (Yorktown Education), Jorden Terrazas (Harmony Science Academy Euless), Muaz Wahid (Parish Episcopal School), Grace Wolfe (All Saints Episcopal School)

Guven Yilmaz (Harmony Science Academy Euless)

Farley Ferrante (Southern Methodist University)

 

Using an Adjustable Parallel-Plate Capacitor to Verify the Theoretical Equivalence of Stacked Dielectrics and Capacitors in Series

Quinn Brodsky (The Hockaday School), Garrett Gu (Texas Academy of Mathematics and
Science), Danita Mathew (Garland High School), Aaron McAnalley (Harmony Science Academy Euless), 
Swati Ravi (Greenhill School), Dylan Robertson (Plano Senior High School), Aniya Showers (Garland 
High School), Vijay Vuyyuru (Plano East Senior High School) QuarkNet Students

John Thompson
Science Department, Plano East Senior High School 3000 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074

2017 Annual Report - Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University QuarkNet 2016

Personnel

The Vanderbilt University QuarkNET group is mentored by William (Bill) Gabella, which much help from emeritus mentor Medford Webster and a volunteer teacher Terry King.  We advise the teachers and students on the use of the Cosmic Ray Muon Detectors (CRMDs), we maintain them, and we help with either setup of our loaned out CRMDs or with those that are permanently at the school.  We also host the 5 day summer workshop for the teachers.

Precision metrology tests for the UT upgrade

Student name: Liam Meisner (Manlius Pebble Hill)
Teacher mentor: Justin Shute (Fayetteville-Manlius)
Research mentor: Dr. Xuhao Yuan (Syracuse University)
Summer 2017
The purpose of our research was to make precise measurements on a number of the
components to be used in the UT detector. The UT detector is composed of four planes of
silicon microstrip detectors, each roughly 1.5 m x 1.5 m in size. Each silicon plane is formed
from 14 (or 16) “staves”, and each stave is formed by mounting about fifteen 10 cm x 10 cm

Fabrication & development of end-of-stave mounts for the UT upgrade

Student name: Josh Owens (Fayetteville-Manlius)
Teacher mentor: Justin Shute (Fayetteville-Manlius)
Research mentor: Prof. Ray Mountain (Syracuse University)
Summer 2017
The purpose of our research was to fabricate a number of the “end-of-stave” mounts for the
UT upgrade project, and flesh out the quality assurance techniques that will be used to certify
them for the full detector. The UT detector is composed of four planes of silicon microstrip
detectors, each roughly 1.5 m x 1.5 m in size. Each silicon plane is formed from 14 (or 16)

Boston QuarkNet Center 2016-2017 Annual Report

2016-2017Boston QuarkNet Center Annual Report

 

November 29, 2016

  We held our usual fall meeting at 5:00 pm 11/29/2016 in the Physics Lab at Roxbury Latin School. In attendance along with our two Northeastern mentors Darien Wood and George Alverson were Amanda Harnden from Dedham H. S., new mom Catherine Newman and Mike Wadness from Medford H. S., Hema Roychowdhry and Gerry Gagnon from Newton South H. S., Ayp Awobode from Boston public schools, Mike Hirsh from Needham H. S., and Rick Dower, as host.