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associate teacher institute

“Associate Teacher Institute”

Primer

“Instituto de Partículas Elementales

Para Profesores de Escuela Superior”

en Puerto Rico

Héctor Méndez

University of Puerto Rico

Mayaguez, June 6, 05

what s quarknet
What’s QuarkNet ?
  • QuarkNet is an Educational program whose

aim is to support science education in High Schools

by establishing a nationwide teacher network.

  • Goal: Bring high school Students, Physics Teachers and Particle Physicists to learn together frontline physics.
  • QuarkNet Centersprovides an opportunities to establish a mentor relationship between with local Universities Professor towork together on
  • High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments and
  • explore the world of Elementary Particle Physics
quarknet centers
QuarkNet Centers
  • QuarkNet: a nationwide Educational program.

[~60 Universities and National HEP Lab across de US]

funded by NSF and DOE

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Why UPRM QuarkNet Center at Mayaguez ?

The only group in “Experimental HEP” in

Puerto Rico (and probably in the Caribe)

is at UPR Mayaguez.

HEP Group at UPRM

Post-Doc:

Dr. Z. Li (Post-Doc)

Professors (and QuarkNet Mentors):

Dr. A. López

Dr. H. Méndez

Dr. E. Ramírez

GraduatesStudents (2005):

Neida Santacruz

Arjuna Castrillón

Osvaldo Aquines

Carlos Andres Florez

QuarkNet Lead Teachers:

Rafael Aramis López (CROEM. Mayaguez)

Luis Torres Rosas (Pedro Falú. RioGrande)

System Manager (charma.uprm.edu)

Hugo Hernández

group s projects
Group’s Projects
  • FOCUS (Fermilab at Illinois)

Fixed Target Experiment on

PhotoProduction of quarkcharm

  • CLEOc(Cornell University at New York)

Collider e-e+ experiment

  • CMS(LHC at CERN Geneve)(in progress)

Collider experiment (2008)

  • QuarkNet Center (since 2003)
uprm quarknet center
UPRM QuarkNet Center
  • Two trainedLead Teacher

(L. Torres & R. A. López)

  • 7 weeks at UPRM

(Learning on Particle Physics)

  • 1 week at FERMILAB

(National Lead teacher Institute

  • Brought their experience to the ClassRoom.
  • Try to implement a physics course based on modern physics research on HEP
associate teacher institute ati
Associate Teacher Institute (ATI)
  • Hands-on experiences in Particle Physics Education techniques in a unique environment
  • Resources for transferring your experience to the classroom
  • Presentations by Particle Physicists
  • Opportunity to visit world class HEP research Lab

and collaborate on an International experiment

(MARIACHI: ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays)

  • 10 + 2 Teachers (from around the Island)
  • 3 weeks workshop

2 week (June 6 – June 17, 05)

1 week Follow-up (During academic year)

schedule two weeks monday friday 9 00 17 00
Schedule (two weeks)Monday – Friday [9:00 – 17:00]
  • Lab Session: Afternoon

oPhotoElectric Effect

o Cosmic Rays Detector

o Introduction to HTML

o Particle Adventure

etc, etc

  • Talk Session: Morning

oFOCUS at FERMILAB

o LHC at Cern

o Jefferson Lab

o CLEOc at Cornell

o Grid Computing

o The Big Bang

o Special Relativity

o HEP Detectors

o MC Simulations

o Physics on Cancer

o Standard Model

etc, etc

  • Excursions:

o Radio Observatory Arecibo

o Planetarium at RUM

ati s stipends pay by nsf and doe at the end of the 2 week
ATI’s Stipends(pay by NSF and DOE at the end of the 2 week)
  • $300 per week
  • $100 for travel (3 weeks)
  • $150 ($15 per day) for food (2 weeks)
  • $250 mini-grant per year

(present a mini proposal to:

QuarkNet National Center)

  • Total for 2 weeks: $850.00
near future activities
Near Future Activities
  • ATI summer 06 with

12 + new 10 teachers

  • QuarkNet is a long-term program that

provide some support for:

o meetting attendance

o Lead teacher institute at Fermilab

o don’t lost contact..

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