PAN 2013

Current PAN@MSU 2013 information can be found here, and will be updated as the program approaches/progresses. Return to the main PAN page at JINAweb.

Pre-program information

PAN 2013 schedule (week 1 for teachers, week 2 for students)

Background Articles on Cosmic Rays

Another great summary article on Cosmic Rays

PAN 2013 Facebook group

PAN 2013 Google Plus group


Modular Neutron Array readings (before PAN!)

One-page explanation of MoNA.

History of the MoNA collaboration

Construction of the MoNA scintillation detector


General Links of Interest

JINA, major sponsor of PAN.

"Small Matter of Big Science" documentary (featuring NSCL!) (part 2)

"Rare Isotope Rap", a 5-minute explanation of NSCL through rap.

"For the Love of Physics" references/links

Jefferson Lab's nuclear science education page

Berkeley Lab's introduction to nuclear science

Interactive Chart of the Nuclides

Isasc Asimov's "Understanding Physics"

Inexpensive cosmic ray detector for the classroom

NSCL Tour introduction slides

CCF animation to go with tour introduction slides


In-program useful links/documents

“I loved the access that we had to world-class researchers who came and gave us lectures. Having this camp here on-site allows for this kind of collaboration which you do not always get with professional development. I really enjoyed being surrounded by colleagues who asked great questions, too. I am really excited about nuclear science and am avidly working to incorporate it more into my curriculum as enhancements to our standard depth of material.”

Week 1 (teachers)

The PAN wiki page (a page of wiki tips)

Zach Kohley slides

Zach Kohley Q&A

Oscar Naviliat-Cuncic slides

Oscar Naviliat-Cuncic Q&A

Anna Simon slides

Anna Simon handouts

Anna Simon Q&A

Laura Chomiuk slides

Laura Chomiuk Q&A

Scott Bogner slides

Scott Bogner Q&A

Experiment files

Poster Template (PPT)

Poster Tips


Photos of teachers in week 1

R-process animation

Ed Loh's SOAR presentation

MoNA Acquisition Lab

Post-PAN survey for Teachers

Lesson plans from teachers

David McCreight's Chemistry presentation


Alpha Atomics


Arraying PANtastics


SPF Team 6

Team Omega

“This camp was absolutely incredible. I can't imagine it going any better than it did. From the fellow PANers to the leaders and graduate students everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. I'm so fortunate that I was chosen to come here and I think down the road it will have a clear significant impact on my life. I'm planning on staying friends with the people I've met and hopefully collaborating in the future for our quest of scientific knowledge. This camp has drastically improved my self confidence when it comes to my intellectual capabilities and the opportunities I can see myself achieving. I hope you continuing having PAN for the foreseeable future and I will definitely help out with it when I become distinguished in my field. I also want to thank JINA, NSCL, PAN, Zach Constan, Mr. McCreight, the graduate students, and Micha Kilburn.”

Week 2 (students)

Zach Kohley slides

Oscar Naviliat-Cuncic slides

Oscar Naviliat-Cuncic's explanation of energy loss through matter

Anna Simon slides

Laura Chomiuk slides

Filomena Nunes slides

Experiment files

Poster Template (PPT)

Poster Tips

Peer review guidelines


Photos of students in week 2

R-process animation

Ed Loh's SOAR presentation

Post-PAN student survey part 1

Post-PAN student survey part 2




Radioactive Spartans

Team Group!

Unstable Isotopes