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Syracuse University QuarkNet Workshop 2012

SU QuarkNet Workshop 2012

Group Photo 2012.  Back Row: Ray Mountain (SU-Res.Prof), John Lerner (Baldwinsville HS), Anna Fadeeva (SU-ug), Josh Buchman (Fayetteville-Manlius HS), Ryan Sokol (Little Falls HS), Justin Shute (Fayetteville-Manlius HS).  Middle Row: Tanya Rutter (Holland Patent), Cynthia Lamphere (Port Byron HS), Alexa Perry (Fayetteville-Manlius HS), Wanda Padula (Liverpool HS), Emily Kraus (SU-ug).  Bottom row: Dylan Hsu (SU-ug), Ranald Bleakley (Weedsport HS), Michael Madden (Canandaigua HS), Steve Blusk (SU-Prof).  Not Shown: Mitch Soderberg (SU-Prof), Erika Cowan (SU-ug).  [Abbreviations: SU = Syracuse University, ug = undergraduate, HS = high school.]

June 25, 2012 to July 13, 2012 @ SU

The Syracuse University High Energy Physics Group organized a three week long summer QuarkNet program in the Physics Department at Syracuse University. High school teachers from around the central New York area are the participants. QuarkNet is a NSF/DOE funded program to provide professional development and on-going support for high school physics teachers via interactions with researchers in the field of particle physics. More information about QuarkNet can be found at the QuarkNet Website.  For more information about this workshop, please contact Professor Steve Blusk or Professor Mitch Soderberg.

Teacher participants working on studying cosmic rays using scintillators, photomultiplier tubes, data acquistion and web-based analysis software

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John Lerner and Cindy Lampere scrutinizing data taken with the scintillators oriented at different angles (0, 30, 60 and 90 degrees with respect to horizontal)

Alexa Perry, Justin Shute, Tanya Rutter and Bob Peterson (Fermilab-Quarknet) discussing aspects of the data collection.

Josh Buchman and Ranald Bleakley determining a proper operating voltage for the scintiallation counters (called "plateauing" the counters).

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