Name of Engagement

How JMU played a role in the $300 million renovation of a national lab

Contact Information

Eric Gorton

Contact Details

gortonej@jmu.edu

Description

Gabriel Niculescu, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and his wife, Ioana, a professor of physics and astronomy, supervised a number of students over the past four years to build the devices that look a little like fence slats covered in electrical tape. While their appearance may not be awe-inspiring, their functionality is. The plastic scintillator detectors are designed to measure subatomic particles such as electrons and protons, with a precision of 10-15 meters or smaller.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/news/2015/03/11-jlab-detectors.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty

Scope

National Scope

Frequency

One Time Only

Areas of Engagement

Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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