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Cosmic Ray Day Workshop
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8.45 am - 3.00 pm
Kamehameha Kapalama School: Building Konia, Room 212.  
Bring your Laptop.

The Cosmic Ray Day is an event for high school teachers and student.
In the morning lectures and background informations on Cosmic Rays and Solar Activity.
Special Talk on 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience by Shadia Habbal (UH Institute for Astronomy), followed by a Solar Eclipse Activity.

You will have lunch with Physicists and Astronomers, a great chance to talk with them about your curiosities! (lunch will be provided).
The afternoon Kamehameha students will present their Research with Muon Detectors, and then you will focus on AMS-02 and Quarknet activities, about Solar Modulation.
You will investigate how solar modulation affects particles, using the proton rate measured by the Alpha Magnetic Spectometer (AMS-02), a particle detector flying on board the International Space Station (ISS).




Particle Pyhysics Masterclass: From Quarks to the Cosmos!
Location: Punahou School, Mamiya Science Center; Room 104 and Cornuelle Hall.  

Experience authentic astrophysics with the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory and particle physics with the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at CERN.  
Learn about IceCube and how neutrinos help us explore the extreme Universe.
Discover the world of quarks and leptons with data from CERN.
Hands-on analyses using data from the IceCube and CMS Collaborations: High Energy Neutrinos from the Cosmos; Measurement of W and Z bosons.
Morning lectures by Jason Kumar, Carsten Rott, Jamie Gainer, and Warren Huelsnitz.
Lunch with physicists;
Organized by UH Physics Outreach.  
Sponsored by UH Manoa Physics Department, NSF QuarkNet Program.



- Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Special Teen Presentation - When is the Best Time to send Humans to Mars
Presentation by Dr. Veronica Bindi on: When is the best time to send humans to Mars.
The students also had lunch with physicists, a great chance to talk with them about curiosities!



Quarknet High School Activity - Maui 2016
Teacher with a group of student on Maui will study the global temperature
and find possible correlation with solar activity and cosmic rays.
 
This 2016 summer Quarknet High school activity, will take place on Maui Island.
A group of 4 students from Maui High School: Mary Chin, Princess Constantino, Laney Flanagan, Bryce Jackman with the help of their project Mentor J.D. Armstrong, and their teacher Keith Imada, will try to study if exists a connection between galactic cosmic ray, solar activity and global warming.
 
The abundance of Galactic Cosmic Ray (GCR) hitting our atmosphere is heavily affected by solar activity and its 11 year cycle. The group will study how the flux of cosmic rays at earth is affected by solar activity. Using the sun spot number, they will study how the solar activity changed during the last couple of centuries. They will study the global temperature and find if correlations with solar activity and cosmic rays exist. The project duration will be of 8 weeks for the teacher and 6 weeks for the students.
 
Students will participate at the Oahu Physics Department Open House and visit the UH physics dept labs. They will present their results and show a poster at the Maui AMS-02 workshop to be held Nov 11. Lastly they will submit their project for the 2016 Pacific Science Symposium.



- Friday, November 11th, 2016
Maui Cosmic Ray Workshop, UH Maui College - Room 111 in 'Ike L'ea Building
The Cosmic Ray Day is a free event for high school teachers and students.
Lectures on Cosmic Rays and Solar Activity will lead to activities using actual data from the AMS-02 and Quarknet activities, about Solar Energetic Particles.
These particles, accelerated by the Sun, are measured by Alpha Magnetic Spectometer (AMS-02), a particle detector on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Maui High School students and their teacher will also share results of their summer research on cosmic rays and climate change.
Bring your Laptop
You will have lunch with physicists, a great chance to talk with them about your curiosities! (lunch will be provided).

The Participants:
Students:
Laney Flanagan - Maui High School
Bryce Jackman - Maui High School
Phrincess Constantino -  Maui High School
Mary Chin - Maui High School
Maya Hickman -  Maui High School
Trevor Coronesci -  Kihei High School
Erica Sawczynec - Kihei High School
Ethan McGregor - Kihei High School

Teachers:
Peter Grach - Kamehameha Kapalama
Warren Huelsnitz - Punahou School
Keith Imada - Maui High School
Bradley Mason -  Lahainaluna High School
Duc Ong - Kaiser High School
Clyde Kobashigawa - Nui Valley Middle, retired
Tom Chun Kamehameha - Kea'au, retired
Victoria Zupanck - Lahainaluna High School


- Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Cosmic Ray Day, Punahou school - Honolulu
The Cosmic Ray Day is an event for high school teachers and student.
In the morning lectures and background informations on Cosmic Rays and Solar Activity.
You will have lunch with physicists, a great chance to talk with them about your curiosities! (lunch will be provided).
The afternoon will be more focused on AMS-02 and Quarknet activities, about Solar Energetic Particles. This particles, accelerated by the Sun, are measured by Alpha Magnetic Spectometer (AMS-02), a particle detector flying on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Bring your Laptop.

The Participants
Teachers:
Pamela Griffin
Warren Huelsnitz - Punahou
Johanna Adams - Punahou
Duc Ong - Kaiser High
Douglas Blackington  

Students:
Esther Baek - Kaiser High
Kelli Chinen - Kaiser High
Vanessa M Kwong - Kaiser High
Jade K Lum - Kaiser High
Micah B Mashima - Kaiser High
Alyssa C Mencel - Kaiser High
Jack P Murphy - Kaiser High
Brandon M Ouansafi - Kaiser High
Nalu Clemons - Kaiser High
Korynn Grenert - Punahou
Nathalie Jones - Punahou
Easton Kays - Punahou
Noah Piper - Punahou
Phillip Tanton - Punahou
Mikaila Wahl - Punahou
Deborah Wen - Punahou
Jake Will - Punahou
Darren Zhou - Punahou
Ling-Yi Tsiang - Punahou
Elliot Shibata - Punahou
Kelly Masaki - St. Andrew's Priory        
Katelyn Otsuka - St. Andrew's Priory
Johnathan Goodwin - Kalaheo High School  



Three Hawaii high school physics teachers selected by national QuarkNet program
for participation at 2016 summer workshops in the US and Greece.
    

The Hawaii Quarknet mentor Veronica Bindi, Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is pleased to announce that three high school teachers from Hawaii have been nationally selected by the Quarknet Project to participate at the Fermilab Data Camp in Illinois, and the CERN ISE workshop in Greece this July.

Duc Ong, physics teacher at Kaiser High School is among the 24 teachers selected to participate at the Data Camp in Fermilab in Batavia, IL. Data Camp is designed to be an introductory workshop for both new and veteran teachers of physics and physical science to learn about particle physics and high energy physics. Different from a traditional teacher workshop the data camp gives emphasis on an authentic data analysis experience. The teachers will receive a real dataset from the Large Hadron Collider experiment operating at CERN in Switzerland. They will work in small groups to analyze the dataset and visually interpreting event display plots similar to those used by particle physicists at CERN.
More details on the workshop are at: https://quarknet.i2u2.org/page/data-camp-2016.

Ong said: "I've done already a couple of projects involving Cosmic Ray e-Lab and QuarkNet and I'd like to learn more so that I could incorporate this better in my curriculum. As a part of the IB philosophy of internation-mindedness, I find that a collaboration of physicists from all over the world is an excellent way for my students to see this in action. Also, my MS thesis was on data from BES with Dr. Fred Harris at UH Manoa about 9 years ago, so I have some background in particle physics."

Warren Huelsnitz and Peter Grach, High school physics teachers at Kamehameha Schools and part of the Quarknet Program in Hawaii, are among the twenty physics teachers from across the United States. They will join 30 European counterparts in July to attend the Inspiring Science Education (ISE) Summer Academy in Marathon, Greece, a six-day training and networking program aimed at boosting inquiry-based learning in high school classrooms (http://ise.ea.gr/). Participants will work with digital resources from European science and teaching organizations, including lesson repositories, remote-operated telescopes and a computer simulation program called augmented reality. The National Science Foundation funded the trip through the national QuarkNet Program, an education and outreach program that partners high school physics teachers with particle physicists at more than 50 centers across the country.

“This kind of international relationship-building is a big win for QuarkNet teachers and the hundreds of students they serve,” says Mitch Wayne, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame and one of QuarkNet’s national principal investigators. “It opens access to new resources, new models of learning, and new colleagues and collaborators in the field.”

Peter Grach's interest goes beyond just what happens in his classroom. As a QuarkNet mentor teacher, College Board - AP physics consultant, Hawai'i Departement of Education mentor teacher, and student teacher mentor, he has been always interested in tools to help all physics teachers here in Hawaii be more engaging and ultimately more effective.

Warren Huelsnitz began a life in physics after retiring from the Navy in 2006. He earned his PhD in high energy physics at the University of Maryland, while a member of the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory Collaboration. That was followed up by a couple of years at Fermilab working on the MiniBooNE neutrino oscillation experiment. After conducting research in neutrino physics and neutrino astrophysics for several years, Warren turned to teaching physics to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.


               
Peter  Grach                                                      Duc Ong                                                    Warren Huelsnitz






- Friday, June 24th, 2016
AMS-02 Team and Teachers Meeting - Honolulu
Meeting for the Outreach Team and Teachers, UH Manoa
- June, 5th 2016
HISTAR - Honolulu
AMS-02 activity with high school student & professors
          



- April, 16th 2016
Expanding Your Horizons Hawai'i - Honolulu
Free S.T.E.M. Workshops for 6th - 8th Grade Girls
          



- February 2016
Masterclass Hawai'i - Honolulu
          
The Participants:
Teachers
Tiffany Coke - Oahu, Punahou
Hanno Adams - Oahu, Punahou
Stefanie Lee - Oahu, Punahou
Julian Gifford - Oahu, Punahou
Warren Huelsnitz - Oahu, Kamehameha
Jason Kumar - Professor UH Manoa
Rui Pereira - Postdoc at UH Manoa
Amaresh Datta - Postdoc at UH Manoa

Students    
Anela Johnson - Kamehamea
Keeanna Andres - Kamehamea
Sara Choy - Kamehameha
Milah Mizo - Kamehameha
Norea Bener - Kamehameha
Duke Mailolu - Kamehameha
Gregory Ny - Kamehameha
Mich Griffin - Kamehameha
Elijah Massman - Kamehameha
Grace Moody - Kamehameha
Kayla Palma - Kamehameha
Ally Manae - Kamehameha
Daniel Yu - Kamehameha
Vance Farrant - Kamehameha
Kaeo Kruse - Kamehameha
Micah Mun - Kamehameha
Kaela Iwai - Kamehameha
Kulani Simafranca - Kamehameha
Kahiwa Hoe - Kamehameha
Miki'ala Maio - Kamehameha
Cassidy Keola - Kamehameha
Baou Paleele - Kamehameha
Keolani Kahale - Kamehameha
Kalau Tanaka - Pesamino - Kamehameha
Chris Lovejoy - Punahou
Paul McLane - Punahou
Khalil Edwards - Punahou
Abby Agodong - Punahou
Ethan Lee - Punahou
Bobby Do - Punahou
Vincent Booher - Punahou
Krissty Sumida - Punahou
Phillip Tanton - Punahou
Cater Nakamoto - Punahou
Lia Fost - Punahou
Kaylyn Fukyji - Punahou
Matthew wong - Punahou
Tianali - Punahou
Kamaile Kandah - Punahou
Jill Nakagama - Punahou
Alex McComston - Punahou
Teri Brady - Punahou
Nicole Dileda - Punahou
Katia Benthole - Punahou
Zara Bagasol - Punahou
Chris Inouge - Punahou
Anna Deryc - Punahou
Nicole Forl - Punahou
Chloe Loughridge - Punahou
Sayoko Ford - Punahou
Tiler Nijang - Punahou
Nathalie Jones - Punahou
Martina Marantz - Punahou
Kaileia Moseley - Puaha
Maddie Miura - Puaha



- November 14th, 2015
Cosmic Ray Workshop at UH Manoa - Honolulu
Two - days workshop for high school theachers and students, about particles in space , solar activity and behavior of particles in magnetic fields.
         
November 15th, 2015 - Restricted for teachers
9:00      YouTube “Strange Case of Cosmic Rays”  -  Veronica Bindi
9:30       QuarkNet Fermilab Experience with Quark puzzle  -   Tiffany Coke
   High school teachers opportunities
10:45    Ice Cube Research in Antarctica  -  Warren Huelsnitz
1:30       Curriculum Development for Particle Physics
  1.  Discussion on Improving and Implementing AMS Activity
   Modifications for QuarkNet adoption for physics students
   Developing Activity for use with other science students
   2.  Developing Lessons for TED video on Cosmic Rays and AMS
3:00      Next steps for continue workshops/retreats
           
The Participants:
Teachers
Tom Chun - Big Island, retired
Tiffany Coke - Oahu, Punahou
Jim Cox - Kauai, Kapaa High
Warren Huelsnitz - Oahu, Kamehameha
Keith Imada - Maui, Maui High
Clyde Kobashigawa - Oahu, retired
Becky Salichova - Farrington High, UH West Oahu College       
Edmund Urabe - Honolulu Comm College, Hawaii Baptist
            
Students    
Katie Seoeun Cho - Kaiser High School
Elley Song - Kaiser High School        
Elizeh Basim - Kaiser High School
Anna Garcia - Kaiser High School
Long Chen - McKinley High School
Seung Jae Yang - McKinley High School
Jonathan Delaney - McKinley High School
David Liang - McKinley High School
John Winnicki - Punahou School
Andrew Winnicki - Punahou School
Logan Salcedo - Kamehameha
Jesse Awa - Kamehameha
Aina Racoma - Kamehameha



- Semptember 26th, 2015
Cosmic Ray Day at the Windward Community College, Kāneʻohe
This is the activity we did at the Windward Community College. In this activity you will use the normalized proton rate (i.e. the number of protons per second arriving at Earth) measured by the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) to explore how cosmic rays are influenced by the Sun, with an effect called solar modulation.
You will use measurements of protons with different energies to investigate whether solar modulation affects particles of all energies in the same way or if it is an effect that varies with energy.

The participants:
Micah Griffin - Kamehameha
Kay'i Keolanui - Kamehameha
Grace Moody - Kamehameha
Tayea Chun - Kamehameha
Dylan Gomes - Kamehameha
Vance Farrant - Kamehameha
Kùlani Simafranca - Kamehameha
Pualani Tupper - Kamehameha
Pùali Alayama - Kamehameha
Caitlyn Sur - Kamehameha
Nohea Behler - Kamehameha
Micah Mizo - Kamehameha
Beau Paleele - Kamehameha
Keo Kahale - Kamehameha
Gabrielle Kevolei - Kamehameha
Makalani Vunn - Kamehameha
Keeanna Andres - Kamehameha
Pavhyn Makimuto - Kamehameha
Jarin Manuel - Damien
Christien Ayson - Damien
Abigal Mahoe - Kamehameha
Kapua Gomera-Stevens - Kamehameha
Pohai Chandler - Kamehameha


- March 7th, 2015
Quarknet Masterclass: Hands On Particle Physics at Punahou School, Honolulu
What are the origins of mass? Can the basic forces of nature be unified?  How did the universe begin? How will it evolve?
High school students, teachers and physicsts working together on physics research projects exploring the hidden nature of matter, energy, space and time.

Lectures and discussions with UH particle physicists, Hands on tour of cosmic ray detector, Work with data from the CMS detector at CERN, Lunch with particle physicists.


Cosmic Ray Day - 7 Sept. 2013 - Honolulu
BYU-Hawaii, Joseph Smith Library Instruction Room
9.30 - 10.00 am  Veronica Bindi (UH Manoa)
Intro: 100 years of cosmic ray studies, Current detectors, Major unanswered questions
10.00 - 10.45 Michael Weber (BYU-Hawaii)
Muon detectors and visit to detector at BYU-Hawaii
What affects rate at which muons are detected?
Counts/min with all 4 counters, Uploading 1st set of data
Start data taking with only top 2 of 4 counters Counts/min with only top 2 of 4 counters
10.45 - 11.30 Selene Michihara (Kahuku)
Intro to cosmic ray analysis using e-Lab, tutorials, making flux plots.
Flux plot of previous data with all 4 counters
11.30 - 12.30
Lunch & questions for physicists, Muons and other sources of ionizing radiation
12.30 - 13.30
Uploading 2nd set of data, Flux plot of 2nd set of data and comparison with 1st set
13.30 - 15.00
Analyzing other data and comparing results. What affects flux values?
Preparation:
Before coming to the workshop, students should be familiar with some basics about cosmic rays and muons.
A good source is the Cosmic Extremes booklet available at the e-Lab Library/Resources links from the Student page.
Another is the booklet What are Cosmic Rays by Hayanon available at www.stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp/ste-www1/pub/nanda/cosmicrays_e.pdf
In particular, students should be able to answer the following:
What are muons? - Where do muons come from? - How are muons detected?


Cosmic Ray Day - 13 Oct. 2012 - Honolulu
BYU-Hawaii, Joseph Smith Library Instruction Room
9.00 - 9.45 am Jelena Marcic (UH Manoa)
Intro: 100 years of cosmic ray studies, Current detectors, Major unanswered questions
9.45 - 10.30 Michael Weber (BYU-Hawaii) Muon detectors and visit to detector at BYU-Hawaii What affects rate at which muons are detected?
Counts/min with all 4 counters, Uploading 1st set of data Start data taking with only top 2 of 4 counters Counts/min with only top 2 of 4 counters
10.30 - 11.30
Johannes Adams (Punahou) Intro to cosmic ray analysis using e-Lab, tutorials, making flux plots. Flux plot of previous data with all 4 counters
11.30 - 12.30
Lunch & questions for physicists, Muons and other sources of ionizing radiation
12.30 - 13.30
Uploading 2nd set of data, Flux plot of 2nd set of data and comparison with 1st set
13.30 - 15.00
Analyzing other data and comparing results. What affects flux values?
Preparation: Before coming to the workshop, students should be familiar with some basics about cosmic rays and muons.
A good source is the Cosmic Extremes booklet available at the e-Lab Library/Resources links from the Student page.
Another is the booklet What are Cosmic Rays by Hayanon available at www.stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp/ste-www1/pub/nanda/cosmicrays_e.pdf
In particular, students should be able to answer the following: What are muons? - Where do muons come from? - How are muons detected?

 
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