ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions

2015 Immersions

The following was the Laboratory Immersions Program for 2015.

June 2–4, 2015, at Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Experience single-photon quantum mechanics experiments:

Mentor: Enrique ‘Kiko’ Galvez

June 2–4, 2015, at Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA

Mentors: Theresa Lynn and Richard Haskell

June 9–11 at the University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

A new offering:

Mentors: Randy Peterson and Jim Parks

June 15–17, 2015, at California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

Program your Arduino to do interesting things:

Mentor: Eric Ayars

June 24–26, 2015, at the University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Experiments with materials:

Mentors: Steve Hagen and Bob DeSerio

July 7–9, 2015, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, NJ

Please note date change from June 23-25 to July 7-9.
Low Cost Plasma Physics:

Mentors: Arturo Dominguez, Andrew Zwicker, and Jeremiah Williams

July 8–10, 2015, at Bethel University
St. Paul, MN

Immerse yourself in one of these experiments:

Mentors: Kurt Wick, Chad Hoyt, and Nathan Lindquist

July 8–10, 2015, at Miami University
Oxford, Ohio


Mentor: Herbert Jaeger

August 1–3, 2015, at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

A brand new set of Immersions:

Mentors: Carl Akerlof, Philip Hughes, Ramón Torres-Isea, Paul Berman, and Jeffrey McMahon. Note: “Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation” and and “e+ - e Pair Production” were canceled on 4/10/2015 due to low enrollments.

August 5–7, 2015, at California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Immerse yourself for three days in one of these experiments:

Mentors: Eric Black and Kenneth Libbrecht. Note: all three Caltech Immersions were canceled on 4/8/2015 due to low enrollments.

Registration was $350.00 per experiment and included lunch and one evening meal. Travel and Housing costs were the responsibility of the participants. Suggested housing and travel arrangements were posted here.

Links to ALPhA's Previous Laboratory Immersions Programs:

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