* A free residential summer camp for high school students (both sites)
and science teachers (MSU only).
PAN is an outreach program at two world leading
nuclear physics laboratories: Nuclear
Science Laboratory located on the campus of the University
of Notre Dame and the National
Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory located on the
campus of Michigan State University. It is run by the Joint
Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) and either
NSL or NSCL faculty and staff. We welcome students who have completed
at least one year of high school and science teachers (primarily high
school physics or chemistry, though others have found the program
useful). The program introduces participants to the fundamentals
of the extremely small domain of atomic nuclei and its connection
to the extremely large domain of astrophysics and cosmology.
How to Apply: Before applying to PAN, see if you understand the program and have had all your questions answered on the FAQs below.
You will need recommendations from two teachers.
After you submit your application, they will be notified as to
how to complete the recommendation. They are no longer asked to
The deadline for applications and recommendations has now passed and we are currently evaluating all applicants. Acceptance notices will be sent via email by the end of April. Thank you for your interest, and information about PAN 2014 will be online in the fall.
NOTE: PAN welcomes applications from domestic
and international students and teachers in the U.S. and Canada.
Applying to PAN is a competitive process, so
please ensure that your application is complete and robust.
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