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
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
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