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PAN@MSU 2019 information can be found here.

Materials marked with year of last update. This information will continue being updated before and throughout the program.

Return to the main PAN page at JINAweb.

Pre-program information

PAN 2019 schedule (2019)

Map of MSU campus highlighting PAN locations (2019)

CATA bus service in East Lansing and Lansing Route 14 from the airport to the CATA Transportation Center, then transfer to Route 1. Exit on Grand River past Abbot, at the north end of campus. It should cost <$2.

Local Taxi service

PAN rideshare board (coordinate your arrivals/trips from the airport, coming in or going out)

PAN@MSU 2019 Facebook group (2019)

Dietary information for MSU Cafeterias

For Teacher participants

For students and parents

Student arrival preparations letter (2019)

Student acceptance letter (2019) (you got this in April/May)

PAN@MSU Program Handbook for review by student participants and their parents/guardians (2019)

Information about Shaw Residence Hall (2017)

Packing List (2019) (one thing to note: if you can't bring a Windows laptop for the nuclear theory exercise, we'll have extras or you can share)

Forms - please complete and mail or email to by 6/30.

Parent/family Invitation for Friday Poster Session (2019)

Background information and readings before PAN!

From Kirsten Tollefson: - How to Build Your Own Cloud Chamber:

  1. From Fermilab's Symmetry magazine with a nice explanation of what you will see in the cloud chamber and a video on how to make your own using a fish tank: fish tank cloud chamber
  2. A Fermilab video of a 6 year old making her own small cloud chamber using a plastic cup: plastic cup cloud chamber
  3. How to Turn Your Cell Phone into a Cosmic Ray Detector and Become an Astrophysicist: - CRAYFIS
  4. A Popular Science article about the CRAYFIS app (which won a webby award):

Yet another cheap homemade cloud chamber - try them all!

Journal article about PAN

Interesting reading about Dark Matter: "The Cosmic Cocktail" by Katherine Freese

NSCL Chart of the Nuclides

Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), major sponsor of PAN.

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), major sponsor of PAN.

"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

**Week 1 (teachers)**

Presentation files

Capstone projects


Post-program Surveys

Post-program teacher survey (please complete this before leaving!)

**Week 2 (students)**

Presentation files



Post-program Surveys


Student survey 1

Student survey 2

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