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Abstract Title: The Advanced Laboratory Program at the Colorado School of Mines
Abstract: A two semester hands-on laboratory sequence is required for graduation for all physics majors at the Colorado School of Mines.  Typical course enrollments are 50-60 students, primarily juniors.  This presentation will focus on the second semester of the course. The syllabus, organization and experiments performed in the course will be described.  The experiments include: construction and testing of a scintillation detector, measurement of the half-life of Neptunium, measurement of the muon lifetime, gamma ray attenuation through Al and Pb as well as others.  A PER project assessing the outcome of the students, as well as what strategies may be used to improve that outcome, is in progress.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Session: Session II - Syllabi Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Schuster
Colorado School of Mines