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Title: Forging new, non-traditional partnerships among physicists, teachers and students

The QuarkNet collaboration has forged new, nontraditional relationships among particle physicists, high school teachers and their students. QuarkNet provides professional development for teachers and creates opportunities for teachers and students to engage in particle physics data investigations and join research teams. Embedded in the U.S. particle research community, QuarkNet leverages the nature of particle physics research$-$the long duration of the experiments with extensive lead times, construction periods, and data collection and analysis periods. QuarkNet is patterned after the large collaborations with a central management infrastructure and a distributed workload across university- and lab-based research groups. As a result, we describe the important benefits of the QuarkNet outreach program that flow to university faculty and present successful strategies that others can adapt for use in their countries.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States)
  3. Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-16-680-WDRS
Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039; 1596532
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
PoS Proceedings of Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: ICHEP2016; Conference: 38. International Conference on High Energy Physics, Chicago, IL (United States), 3-10 Aug 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1824-8039
Publisher:
SISSA
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1362050