UPRM QuarkNet Center
Submitted by kcecire
on Friday, September 13, 2013 - 13:12
Teachers from across Puerto Rico work with mentor Hector Mendez to learn more about particle physics and bring it to their students.
Centro QuarkNet de la Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayagüez
The University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez (UPRM) QuarkNet center had an active and interesting 2016-2017. On November 12-13, 2016, Mark Adams facilitated a cosmic ray workshop with the teachers. He also, in the surrounding days, went to several schools to help teachers with their detectors and cosmic ray studies.
Agenda del Taller
Saludos y Introducción
Presentación del Modelo Estandar y Física de las Particulas (diapositivas)
Preguntas y discusión
Presentación de los estudiantes unversitarios de los rayos cosmicos (diapositivas)
fín del taller
News! 2016 University of Puerto Rico Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards go to the UPRM QuarkNet Center!
In a ceremony on May 13, 2016, Associate Research Dean Dr. Fernando Gilbes awarded QuarkNet mentors Dr. Hector Mendez and Dr. Samuel Santana special recognition on behalf of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Research Academy.
This year, the Research Academy awarded 6 faculty members for work outside of their normal duties that makes a positive impact on society. Dr. Mendez and Dr. Santana were awarded for their leadership of the UPRM QuarkNet center. The UPRM QuarkNet center brings particle physics to high school physics and chemistry teachers through workshops in Mayaquez with teachers from across the island. The program has stayed strong at UPRM without interruption since 2003. It is the only QuarkNet center in the Carribbean and it collaborates accross the globe. Mentors, teachers, and their STEM students interact with counterparts from other countries in Europe and the Americas on International Masterclasses and the QuarkNet cosmic ray program, both of which have strong participation from physics teachers and their students associated with the UPRM QuarkNet center.
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Orden preliminar del taller
08:30 Café y registración
09:15 Reserche de neutrinos a Fermilab (Santana)
10:30 Actividades nuevos
13:00 El red alemán del mundo de las partículas (Bilow)
13:30 Introducción al detector del los rayos cósmicos
Draft workshop agenda
08:30 Coffee and registration
09:15 Neutrino research at Fermilab (Santana)
10:30 New activities
13:00 Netzwerk Teilchenwelt - particle world network (Bilow)
13:30 Introduction to the cosmic ray detector
El detector y mas:
Dr.Uta Bilow explica el Red del Mundo de las Partículas en alemaña
Hacemos el experimento de rayos cósmicos.
Nos resultados del
The UPRM group met for three small workshops in the 2014 QuarkNet year. The first of these was October 19-20, 2013, when they worked with cosmic ray detectors and the e-Lab. QuarkNet staff member Kenneth Cecire helped to facilitate and also visited two schools. Problems were found with the detectors and these are scheduled to be returned to Fermilab for repair. They held a workshop for Masterclass Orientation on March 15, 2014 and then had a successful CMS Masterclass and videoconference on April 5. Mentor Hector Mendez facilitated along with visiting particle physicist Sudhir Malik from Fermilab; QuarkNet teacher Daniel Gutierrez gave a presentation to the students on CMS data analysis.
The UPRM QuarkNet group continues to be large and enthusiastic with interest from teachers across the island. In summer 2014, Sudahir Malik joined the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Department of Physics and became a mentor for the QuarkNet center along with Hector Mendez.
|UPRM participating in the 2014 Masterclass videoconference
with Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador,
Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Fermilab.
The combined results of the three groups
can be seen at the top. The University of
Puerto Rico masterclass institute can be seen at
the lower left, marked "RUM" (Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez).
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