Feb
02
2019

Science Alive (Opens in a new window)

St. Joseph County Public Library

Outreach

Science Alive transforms the entire Library into a whirlwind of activity and jaw-dropping performances. Curious kids won't want to miss a day of hands-on activities and jaw-dropping performances.

JINA-CEE fills the Storytime Room on the 3rd floor with a variety of hands-on activities and demos related to nuclear physics and astronomy.

Jan
24
2019

Countdown to Science Alive (Opens in a new window)

Virginia M. Tutt Branch Library South Bend, IN

Outreach

Have you ever seen a fish fly? Create your own flying fish from a motor and household objects with scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA-CEE). Children will learn problem solving skills while building their own toy to take home! For ages 8-12. Registration required through the library.

Jan
20
2019

Eclipse Viewing (Opens in a new window)

St Patrick's Park South Bend, IN

Outreach

Come experience a unique astronomical phenomenon with St. Joseph County Parks; the rare ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse! The park will open at 9:30 pm and staff will lead a leisurely night hike as we prepare for the lunar eclipse. Those not interested in hiking bring your camp chairs and blankets and sit by the fire. We will have physicists and astronomers on site with telescopes to explain this spectacular event.
This event is weather conditions permitting.

Dec
07
2018

Mini-PAN (Opens in a new window)

Lansing Community College

Outreach

A half-day event, this introduced more than 50 high school physics students in LCC’s Early College to the field of nuclear astrophysics. It included hands-on lessons regarding isotopes, nuclear reactions, and neutron capture. Graduate students gave brief explanations of their research and highlighted their own paths that led to JINA-CEE.

Dec
02
2018

Outreach: Mini-PAN at LCC Early College (Opens in a new window)

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

Outreach

This half-day program will bring nuclear astrophysics to over 80 high school students. Using hands-on models and simple theory calculations, they will be introduced to rare isotope production, neutron capture processes, and current JINA-CEE research.

Jul
16
2018

Art 2 Science Camp Session 2 (Opens in a new window)

University of Notre Dame

Outreach

This camp seeks to ignite stellar imaginations through an integrated STEAM approach to learning. Participants learn about math, science, and engineering through a variety of art styles. 150 campers are divided into groups by age and rotate through 24 hands-on activities, Activities are designed by collaborations with local artists, science teachers, and more!

Jul
08
2018

Math, Science, Technology, and Leadership (MSTL) at MSU (Opens in a new window)

Michigan State University

Outreach

Run by MSU's Gifted and Talented Education, this residential/commuter camp offers intensive courses to high-achieving 7th and 8th grade students (one week) and 9th and 10th grade students (two weeks). Programs for both age groups offer a JINA-CEE Nuclear Astrophysics course, taught by JINA-CEE faculty and staff from NSCL and University of Notre Dame. JINA-CEE funds scholarships for interested students who demonstrate financial need.

Jul
01
2018

GUPPY Nuclear Astrophysics Course (Opens in a new window)

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Outreach

This short course was for young students (grades 3-6) in GATE’s Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Students (GUPPY). It included a hands-on lesson on stellar nuclear reactions and a tour of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

Jun
30
2018

GUPPY Nuclear Astrophysics Course (Opens in a new window)

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Outreach

This short course was for young students (grades 3-6) in GATE’s Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Students (GUPPY). It included a hands-on lesson on stellar nuclear reactions and a tour of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory.

Jun
27
2018

Grandparents University Nuclear Lesson with Marbles (Opens in a new window)

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Outreach

This program invites MSU alumni to bring their grandchildren for three days of classes on campus. Participants used JINA-CEE’s “marble nuclei” model to learn about isotopes and nuclear reactions before touring the National Superconducting Cyclotron laboratory

Jun
26
2018

Grandparents University Nuclear Lesson with Marbles (Opens in a new window)

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

Outreach

This program invites MSU alumni to bring their grandchildren for three days of classes on campus. Participants used JINA-CEE’s “marble nuclei” model to learn about isotopes and nuclear reactions before touring the National Superconducting Cyclotron laboratory

Jun
24
2018

Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) Program (Opens in a new window)

Notre Dame

Outreach

Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) Program is a week long program at one of 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. Learn nuclear astrophysics through lectures from faculty, and modern physics experiments. Read more.