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Syracuse University QuarkNet Workshop 2013


July 15-19, 2013 @ SU

The QuarkNet program at Syracuse continued this summer. Teachers visited Syracuse University for a week-long workshop of training and activities.

This year's workshop had two foci: a 2-day activity and a 3-day cosmic ray workshop session.


Workshop Details

Two day activity:

The first two days were broken up into a morning & afternoon session on each day.

Session 1: Welcome, Q&A from last year, lecture on cosmic rays, possible lecture on Higgs(?). Your input is welcome here!

Session 2 & 3: The goal was to take last years electronics labs (Analog & Digital labs), along with the lab write-ups we gave you, and produce a lab that could actually be done in your classroom.

Session 4: Meet as a full group, shared ideas, and produced a lab activity that you can all use in your classrooms  -- Here, we expect to see the FINAL PRODUCT of the 2-days before you leave on Tuesday!


Three day cosmic ray session:


Cosmic ray muon workshop, similar to (but not exactly the same) as last time.

We built two more CRMDs that can be brought to high schools and passed around. Ideas on the workshop were exchanged, and a preference for a lecture about Cosmic rays and the Higgs boson was expressed.

If you think you'd be running the cosmic ray setup from your laptop, we suggest you bring it in and get it set up while here so you know it will be ready to roll when you get the cosmic ray detector.


Practical Information

The nominal day was the following:


  • 8:15-8:30 am arrival at SU, light breakfast, chat...
  • 9:00-12:15 lab work
  • 12:15-1:15 break for lunch
  • 1:15-4:00: lab work
  • 4:00 finish for the day

There is a $100/day stipend for your participation. If anyone needs to park in a parking garage this is a possibility, please contact Steve, Mitch or Ray for the details. Also note that there is a lot of construction going on at the Euclid entrance; it is currently closed to vehicles.


- Here is a campus map.


- Click this link for construction information.


- Check here for garage hours.