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Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN)

Primary Institution: Michigan State University
Affiliation: JINA and NSCL
City: East Lansing
State: MI
Job Duration: one week
Class Requirement: current high school student
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Nuclear Physics
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 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
Application Deadline: 04/30/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: PROGRAM DATES

Science Teachers: July 31 - August 5, 2011

High School Students: August 7 - 12, 2011

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Zachary Constan
1 Cyclotron
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-333-6363
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