Aug 01

QuarkNet Week 2009

downsized_0731090954.jpg, originally uploaded by NDeRC2.

This summer teachers and students from the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center were joined by a dozen other teachers from the Virtual QuarkNet Center for our annual QuarkNet Week. Each of the more than 50 QuarkNet Centers in the US sponsors such a week; at ND we assembled a rich blend of activities for teachers. Above is a glimpse into a cosmic ray detector assembly and testing activity. The group also explored the CMS (see an image of a student presentation below) and LIGO e-Labs, and received an introduction into dynamic simulations and agent modeling from Dr. Bob Panoff (further below) of the National Computational Science Institute and the Shodor Education Foundation.


Bob Panoff at ND QuarkNet Week