Event Photos

QuarkNet@UNM hosts a tour of the Los Alamos Scientific Heritage Sites

September 7, 2019

On September 7, 2019, QuarkNet@UNM, a chapter of the national QuarkNet network, held an outreach and educational event for New Mexico STEM teachers. QuarkNet is a long-term professional development program, funded by NSF and DOE, that gives STEM teachers opportunities to encounter science outside the classroom and bring those experiences to the students inside the classroom. QuarkNet@UNM, headed by Prof. Sally Seidel, is one of 52 chapters across the US that organize events for their region. The September 7 event involved a technical and historical tour of science heritage sites in Los Alamos, NM. Teachers from nine schools in the Albuquerque and Los Lunas districts participated.

Teachers listening to the guide explain the context of the statue of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves

Teachers exploring the interior of the Hans Bethe house

Blackboard and slide rule at the desk of Stanislaw Ulam

View through the window of the Bethe house

Overlooking LANL, teachers listen to the guide's description of some main laboratory features

UNM QuarkNet hosts VLA tour for teachers

Saturday, May 5, 2018

QuarkNet@UNM hosted teachers from four Albuquerque schools on a technical tour of the Very Large Array and Long Wavelength Array on May 5, 2018 at the Plains of San Agustin site, east of Socorro, NM. The tour was led by UNM astrophysics doctoral candidate Joseph Malins and UNM physics professor (and QuarkNet@UNM director) Sally Seidel.

Touring the Very Large Array

Touring the Very Large Array

Touring the Very Large Array

Touring the Very Large Array

Touring the Very Large Array

Albuquerque high school students and teachers' particle physics immersion

Saturday, April 8, 2017
UNM Student Union Building

Physics at the most fundamental level - the smallest and most basic building blocks of matter - is an exotic world. But after an introductory talk and an hour working with data from CERN, students gained insight about the fundamental matter particles and the forces between them. The students were introduced to particle physics, experiments and detectors by an active particle physics researcher. After having lunch with lecturers and tutors, they worked on their own with data from the LHC collider at CERN, then video conferenced to discuss and compare their results with students from other countries and with the moderators at CERN.

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program

Teaching in the QuarkNet program