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
URL corto: http://tiny.cc/atl-uprm18.
Agenda del Taller
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.