ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions

Learn a new advanced laboratory experiment well enough to teach it - with confidence!

ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersion experiences provide participants with two to three days of intensive hands-on work with a single advanced laboratory experiment. Enrollment is limited to two to three participants per experiment to ensure a confidence-building experience. The offerings for early 2016 are shown below. Summer 2016 Immersion offerings will be posted in early spring.

Equipment grants are available to Immersion participants.

The Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation has established a grant program to help purchase apparatus used in Laboratory Immersions. Limitations and exlusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment.

January 4–6, 2016, at Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Medicine and Biology-related advanced laboratory experiments:

Mary Lowe will be your mentor.

January 6–7, 2016, at the University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Chad Hoyt, Jason Jones, and Khanh Kieu, respectively, will lead these session. This Immersion is being held in conjunction with the Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop, January 5-9, 2016.

Registration will be $350.00 per experiment and includes lunch and one evening meal. Travel and Housing costs are the responsibility of the participants. Suggested housing and travel arrangements will be posted soon.

Links to ALPhA's Previous Laboratory Immersions Programs:

Questions about ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions Programs should be addressed to Lowell McCann by email at