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PAN at MSU

Primary Institution: Michigan State University
Affiliation: JINA and NSCL
City: East Lansing
State: MI
Job Duration: instructors and students=1 week each group
Class Requirement: see details
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Nuclear Physics
Cosmology
Description: Science educators (those who are working toward teaching certification, graduate students, science museum administrators, middle- and high school teachers) and high school students participate in two week-long programs offering lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experiments.

PAN is an outreach program at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)--one of the world's leading nuclear physics laboratories--located on the campus of Michigan State University. It is run by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), NSCL faculty, and staff.

The PAN experience:

    * Learn about forefront research in one of the leading nuclear physics laboratories in the world.
    * Get introduced to the fascination of astrophysics, cosmology, and nuclear science.
    * Perform your own nuclear physics experiments.
    * Experience the atmosphere of one of the biggest university campuses in the country.
    * Teachers: your PAN experience can count as continuing education if you register for one credit through MSU!
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Evening Activities
Application Deadline: 04/01/2009
Job Website: http://www.nscl.msu.edu/teachersstudents/programs/pan
Additional Information: PROGRAM DATES

Science Teachers: August 2-7, 2009

High School Students: August 9-14, 2009

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Zach Constan
1 Cyclotron
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Email: constan@nscl.msu.edu
Phone: 517-333-6363
Secondary Contact: Mary DeWitt
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
JINA - Dept of Physics
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email: mdewitt@nd.edu
Phone: 574-631-8297
Fax: 574-631-5952