The Hampton University QuarkNet Center
What is the Hampton University QuarkNet-COSM Center?
The Hampton University QuarkNet/COSM Center is a collaboration of Virginia high school physics educators and
Hampton University particle physicists to:
and COSM Outreach
- Form a community for particle physics research and education
- Provide particle physics student investigations
- Promote education community understanding of the Large Hadron Collider and ATLAS detector
- Improve physics education at all levels
- Seek and provide opportunities for professional development
What are the benefits to Virginia physics teachers?
- Activities to help students succeed in mathematics and science
- Possible recertification points
- Opportunities to engage colleagues across the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world
- Professional development
- A chance to find new ways to improve practical physics education
- Connections to cutting-edge physics
- Stipends and materials provided
The schedule pf upcoming events can be found on the
QuarkNet/COSM wiki page.
The general pattern of the QuarkNet/COSM schedule is to have a 2-3 day workshop in the summer at Hampton University
with 2-4 meetings during the school year at various appropriate locatins in Virginia.
Kenneth McFarlane, COSM Director
Vassilis Vassilikopoulos, COSM Physicist
Taeksu Shin, COSM Physicist
Kenneth Cecire, COSM Educational Specialist
Please address inquiries to:
Graduate Physics Research Center
Hampton VA 23668