University of Minnesota QuarkNet Center
Submitted by kcecire
on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 16:20
The Minnesota QuarkNet group works on all aspects of data from QuarkNet with mentor Greg Pawloski and lead teachers Jon Anderson and Karin Foss.
Minnesota teachers and physicists bringing cosmic and particle data to classrooms.
On March 6, 2021, this center organized a virtual MINERvA Masterclass as part of IMC 2021. Several QuarkNet teachers and their students participated in this event that talk on the NOvA experiment and an analysis of MINERvA data.
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.