SCIPP Outreach Visit to Santa Cruz High School

On October 26th, 2023, SCIPP researchers visited the Santa Cruz High School AP Physics classes to lead a run-through of the “Big Analysis of Muons in ATLAS” activity. Students gained hands-on experience in particle physics and learned about the careers and experiences of SCIPP mentors.

SCIPP/Quarknet Particle Physics Masterclass 2023 was a success!

On March 4th, 2023, high school students from Santa Cruz county as well as the Bay Area traveled to UC Santa Cruz for the annual SCIPP/Quarknet Particle Physics Masterclass. Over 50 students were in attendance, working alongside SCIPP faculty to analyze data from the ATLAS experiment and experience what it is like to research Particle Physics. The event concluded with a videoconference alongside scientists from CERN and Fermilab where students had the chance to present their data and receive feedback. Thanks to all our mentors and student attendees who showcased their passion for physics and research! We are excited to host more events like this in the future.