2011 NSLS/CFN Joint Users' Meeting

Workshop 8: InSynC Workshop (2-day Workshop)

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Organizer(s): Scott Bronson (OEP-BNL), sbronson@bnl.gov; Antonio Lanzirotti (University of Chicago), lanzirotti@bnl.gov; Lisa Miller (PS-BNL), lmiller@bnl.gov

Location: NSLS, Bldg. 725, Conf. Rm. A

Description: Every high-school science teacher will tell you that students usually learn science best in the laboratory, recreating the experiments that defined modern scientific discovery and theory. Unfortunately, many of the most interesting experiments require instrumentation and equipment that is simply too costly to provide in a classroom laboratory, with price tags that can reach into the millions of dollars. This workshop is designed to provide high-school science teachers the opportunity to learn how the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) is used as a research tool and how science teachers can conduct real scientific measurements with their students. These resources can allow high-school educators and their students to virtually go beyond the classroom walls to use the same multi-million dollar instruments Nobel Prize winning researchers are using for scientific discovery.

Teachers will learn about synchrotron techniques and perform hands-on experiments. They will also learn to write beamtime proposals and how to use internet-enabled tools for accessing these instruments remotely from the classroom. Through generous sponsorship from Education and Science foundations, this workshop is offered to the community free of charge. To register, CLICK HERE.

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* (This is a 2 day workshop starting Wednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26th.  See below for complete Agenda)

StartsEndsList of Speakers
3:30 PM4:00 PM Check-in as necessary at GUV Center Building 400, ~
4:00 PM  Group Photo, ~
4:00 PM4:15 PM Ken White, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Welcome
4:15 PM4:45 PM Antonio Lanzirotti and Scott Bronson, University of Chicago and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Overview of InSynC and Goals for the Workshop
4:45 PM5:15 PM Lisa Miller, Photon Science Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Introduction to the NSLS & NSLS-II
5:15 PM5:45 PM Maria Brown, Sayville High School; Diana Soehl, Elwood-John Glenn High School; Mike Vaccariello, Sachem (East) High School; and Lucinda Hemmick, Longwood High School, ~
Teacher Experience with InSynC
5:45 PM6:15 PM Light Dinner, ~
6:15 PM6:45 PM Scott Bronson, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Internet Tools and Remote Access
6:45 PM7:45 PM Antonio Lanzirotti and Lisa Miller, University of Chicago and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Tour of the NSLS Experimental Floor
  
THURSDAY, May 26 - Conference Room A
4:00 PM4:30 PM Antonio Lanzirotti, University of Chicago
Writing a Beamtime Proposal
4:30 PM5:30 PM Antonio Lanzirotti, Lisa Miller and Alexei Soares, University of Chicago and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Beamline Activities (technique introduction) - Activity 1: X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy; Activity 2: Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy; Activity 3: Macromolecular Crystallography
4:30 PM5:00 PM Lisa Miller, Photon Science Directorate, Brookhaven National Laboratory
The NSLS Infrared Microscopes: Photographing Chemistry with Invisible Colors
5:00 PM5:30 PM Antonio Lanzirotti, University of Chicago
The NSLS’s X-ray Microprobes, Imaging the Chemistry of Our Natural World with Pinpoint High Intensity X-ray Beams
5:30 PM6:00 PM Light Dinner, ~
6:00 PM7:45 PM Antonio Lanzirotti, Lisa Miller and Alexei Soares, University of Chicago and Brookhaven National Laboratory
Beamline Activities (hands-on) - Activity 1: X-Ray Fluorescence Microscopy; Activity 2: Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy; Activity 3: Macromolecular Crystallography