Notre Dame QuarkNet Center
Submitted by kcecire
on Monday, May 6, 2013 - 09:22
Welcome to the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center (NDQC). We are located at 929 North Eddy Street in South Bend, Indiana, and are part of the University of Notre Dame, one of the parent institutions of the QuarkNet program. We hold teacher meetings every Monday during the school year, holidays excepted, and we have a very active summer research program for teachers and students.
The Notre Dame QuarkNet Center is the home to QuarkNet efforts at the University of Notre Dame and in Michiana.
The Notre Dame center had another busy year. We had a full schedule of our regular Monday afternoon hybrid meetings which entailed preparation of a large number of initiatives. Jeremy Wegner and his students from Winamac Community High School participated in World Wide Data Day and International Cosmic Day in November 2022 and in a CMS masterclass at Notre Dame in March. Students from St. Joseph High School participated remotely. In February, Pat Mooney and Caroline Fletcher exhibited an e/m apparatus and a cloud chamber at Science Alive! in the St.
The Notre Dame center has been pretty busy in the past year. Students from nearly St. Joseph High School and not-as-nearby Winamac Community High School participated in MINERvA masterclasses on different days in March, after which the teachers prepared for their extensive summer program. At Notre Dame, the University supports summer research by teachers and students, which ranges from cosmic ray studies to CMS data analysis to new detector technologies.
The Notre Dame center has a unique place in QuarkNet. The university helps the center to offer research opportunities for students and teachers each summer in addition to the QuarkNet workshop the center holds every year. The year 2020, of course, the situation is different. The ND center has already accepted students and assembled the teachers for research when it all had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Lead Teacher Pat Mooney had the idea, then, that the teachers could offer the students two weeks of online summer classes in particle physics.
Topic: Learning to use Phyphox (mobile phone app) and Colab (google online) to collect, visualize and analyze phone sensor data
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