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The program is set up to allow students time to become familiar with all the hardware they use and to actually assemble and test some of it. The goal is for students not just to leave the lab with data, but also to understand that data and know how reliable it is. Throughout the program, cooperative work and communication is emphasized. Lab groups change each week, and in the last week, lab groups present their reports orally to the entire program. Field trips to an amusement park, the Franklin Institute, and other lcoal museums will supplement the regular schedule. We also tour Penn's research labs. The program closes with a panel discussion in which professionals and students talk about he choices that got them to their current positions.
Program staff includes 5 members from Penn's Department of Physics and Astronomy, a student teaching assistant, and outstanding physics teachers from local high schools.