QuarkNet Summer Workshop Opportunities at Centers

QuarkNet offers a variety of summer workshops for our centers. These are facilitated by staff or fellows, who come to the center to work with teachers. The table below summarizes the workshops currently available.

Workshop Fellows group Duration Brief Description Sample Agenda Contact
ATLAS Data LHC 2 days Teachers learn to use Data Portfolio activities of increasing sophisitication from simple preparatory exercises (Level I) through masterclass measurements (Level II). The emphasis is on putting ATLAS Data into the hands of students and planning implementation of the activities that do this. This workshop also serves as a good preparation for a robust teacher role in facilitation of a ATLAS local or international masterclass Oklahoma State 2014 Ken Cecire
CMS Data LHC 2 days Teachers learn to use Data Portfolio activities of increasing sophisitication from simple preparatory exercises (Level I) through masterclass measurements (Level II). The emphasis is on putting CMS Data into the hands of students and planning implementation of the activities that do this. This workshop also serves as a good preparation for a robust teacher role in facilitation of a CMS local or international masterclass Fermilab 2015 Ken Cecire
CMS e-Lab LHC 2-3 days Teachers learn to lead students into investigations of CMS data in the CMS e-Lab (Level III). They become familiar with CMS e-Lab resources and datasets and perform a short investigation on which they may create and present online posters. Teachers develop a plan for implementing the e-Lab with students, including a consideration of the types of research questions that the e-Lab supports. Purdue 2013 Ken Cecire
Cosmic Ray e-Lab Cosmic 3 days Teachers learn to develop scientific research projects with their students, using Cosmic Ray muons as their laboratory.  They are introduced to Cosmic Rays and explore the use of scintillation detectors that are common in HEP collaborations. Teachers split into research teams: building detectors, developing research questions, uploading and analyzing data, and reporting on findings.  Hands-on experience with e-Lab tools prepares participants to design and to analyze many types of measurements with muons, as well as to mentor student research groups. Idaho State 2015 (below) Mark Adams
LIGO e-Lab not applicable 2 days LIGO operates a seismic array at each of its two observatory locations to monitor the impact of seismic noise on the project's gravitational wave detectors.  The LIGO e-Lab invites students to undertake investigations using these seismic data sets.  The LIGO e-Lab workshop will allow teachers to gain experience with LIGO's seismic data and to develop a plan for implementing the e-Lab with students, including a consideration of the types of research questions that the e-Lab supports. Univ. of Kansas 2016 Shane Wood

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Sample Cosmic Ray e-Lab workshop agenda

Idaho State 2015:

  • cosmic ray lecture by mentor
  • guided tour of the a) QuarkNet Program b) detector, c) Cosmic e-Lab
  • split into research teams
  • pose a research, workshop question
  • work time: build detectors, “on-air”, upload data, research, investigation, build posters
  • report on findings
  • setup teacher e-Lab accounts
  • discuss classroom approaches
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