Balloonfest

For many years, SCIPP Outreach and Endeavour Academy would collaborate on a launch of scientific balloons. Teams of high school and middle school students supervised by teachers, professors and undergrad students from UCSC will be launching balloons and gathering scientific data.

High School Internship

For 4 weeks during the Summer, HS Students work with a HS Teacher Mentor and UC Professors and students on analysis and understanding of scientific data with special emphasis on data taken by cosmic ray detectors provided by QuarkNet. The program is devoted to cosmic ray detection and measurement of the muon lifetime.

LHC Masterclass

The LHC Masterclass is a project that allows interested high school students to spend one day learning about particle physics and analyzing data from an LHC experiment. These masterclasses are held at locations throughout the world and connected via videoconferencing for presentation of results.

Teacher Workshop

For many years we have held one-week summer workshops at UCSC to work with high school teachers on analysis and understanding of scientific data with special emphasis on data taken by cosmic ray detectors provided by QuarkNet. The program is devoted to cosmic ray detection and measurement of the muon lifetime. In both 2007 and 2008 we had 7 attendees. In 2009, 2010, and 2012, we had 5 attendees.

Tesla Coil

For many years, the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics’ Outreach Program got students electrified about learning physics using a Tesla Coil which generates dazzling electrical arcs about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length. We would bring a Tesla Coil Demonstration to many schoolws to get the students charged up to learn about physics.