Spotlight on The University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez QuarkNet Center
Puerto Rico was hard-hit by the pandemic and the UPRM QuarkNet Center was on hiatus in 2020. They began the comeback in 2021 with a remote MINERvA masterclass in March and a virtual workshop in October. The workshop served as an introduction for teachers to several opportunities. First, Carolin Schwerdt from DESY Zeuthen gave a presentation on International Cosmic Day; Teachers followed this up with an exploration of some of the online ICD tools available. Antonio Delgado Zoomed in from Notre Dame to explain dark matter in time for Dark Matter Day and then the grou tried out the World Wide Data Day CMS measurement. Now the group is gearing up for International Masterclasses 2022 with a MINERvA orientation on March 5 and a scheduled masterclass on March 25. As, we hope, the pandemic recedes, the future is bright for the UPRM QuarkNet Center.
We know you have a question: Are UPRM workshops in English or in Spanish? The answer: ¡Sí, los dos!