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Abstract Title: Providing a research and scientific writing experience in the student lab
Abstract: We report on our experiences in implementing experiments using state-of-the-art quantum optics and spectroscopy research equipment into the undergraduate laboratory course. Students were exposed to a laboratory experience that very closely resembles real-life research by performing the following activities: measuring photon statistics with single photon counting modules, investigating single photon polarization in spontaneous parametric down-conversion, or analyzing the spectra of unknown sources using an optical emission spectrometer. In addition, they were required to write a report about these experiments in the format of a scientific paper, which was peer-reviewed by their classmates according to a detailed rubric. Results of student learning are presented along with an assessment of the students' ability to participate in written scientific communication.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Barbara Hoeling
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 9098692374
Fax: 9098695090
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Nina Abramzon
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
3801 W. Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
nabramzon -at- csupomona.edu