Minnesota QuarkNet Center Annual Report 2020

The Minnesota crew met via Zoom on the mornings of July 13-15 for their teacher workshop this year. For the first two half-days, QuarkNet Fellow and STEP UP Ambassador Michael Wadness (Boston center) joined the thirteen Minnesota teachers to co-facilitate a STEP UP workshop that focused on three new STEP UP-related activities in the Data Activities Portfolio: Changing the Culture, Careers in Physics, and Women in Physics. On the final day of the workshop, mentor Gregory Pawloski led an activity he prepared focusing on neutrino oscillations using data from the NOvA experiment. The workshop concluded with a tradition in the Minnesota center: a "share-a-thon" in which teachers share activities, tools, and strategies with one another. The focus of this year's share-a-thon was on ideas to engage students during distance or hybrid learning.

Mentor: Greg Pawloski

Lead Teacher: Jon Anderson

QuarkNet Staff & Lead Teacher: Shane Wood


Minnesota teachers posing for their 2020 "yearbook" picture on Zoom.