October 3, 2003  


Science Teacher Tours

By Emily Ball

In an effort to connect with Bay Area science teachers, SLAC hosted two science teacher tours last month. On September 20 and 27, approximately 45 physics and chemistry teachers from local middle and high schools came to SLAC for a discussion on particle physics and for a laboratory tour.

The tours began with a welcome from Lab Director Jonathan Dorfan and Neil Calder (COM). Tour guide Travis Brooks (TIS) followed up with a presentation on the basics of SLAC science. Participants then boarded a bus to take a site tour.

Science teachers caught a glimpse of the Klystron Gallery and took in the view on the hill overlooking the Research Yard before being whisked to SLD for a peek at a giant detector.

The events went off without a hitch, due in large part to the tremendous efforts of Brooks and Caolionn O’Connell (ARDB). Thanks to this tremendous crew SLAC offered a fun, interesting event that encouraged Bay Area science teachers to bring their students to SLAC in the future.


The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is managed by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy

Last update Thursday October 02, 2003 by Kathy B