US-ATLAS Education and Outreach

Abebe Kebede Bahiru (North Carolina A&T), Ashot Gasparian (North Carolina A&T), Ketevi Adikle Assamagan (BNL), Sarah Demers (Yale U.)

The ATLAS Experiment is a worldwide effort with over 3000 physicists and engineers - with a strong participation from 45 US universities and national labs (US-ATLAS) - at the CERN international laboratory located in Geneva, Switzerland. The project aims to improve our understanding of the Universe - its birth, evolution, current state, and future. The research offers a wide range of practical applications and educational opportunities. This event will serve as an informal introduction to ATLAS research and discuss US-ATLAS programs that new students and university groups can get involved in.

Although the primary target is Under Represented Minority (URM) students, this workshop is also of interest to a broader audience, from URM undergraduate students, to potential graduate student/postdoc/faculty mentors, and anyone interested in providing further inputs to a coordinated plan for attracting URMs.

Students with a minimum of 3 year university education may apply for 8-week summer research program a US-ATLAS institute, here

US-ATLAS Outreach
  • Abebe Kebede
  • Alexiea Feaster
  • Blake Burghgrave
  • Caitlyn Pepper
  • Canhao Wang
  • Chilufya Mwewa
  • Emmanuel Romero
  • Fanuel Mendez
  • Georgies Alene Asres
  • Haleh Hadavand
  • Jervani Thompson
  • Jyotsna Das
  • Kaizmyl Morales Villafañe
  • Mark Ddamulira
  • Rachel Nyirongo
  • Ryann Douglas
  • Sara Sylla
  • Sarah Demers
  • Savena Soidara
  • Sekazi Mtingwa
  • Stephanie Robles
Dr. Kétévi A. Assamagan Prof. Sarah Demers
    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Introduction 10m
      Speaker: Prof. Abebe Kebede (North Carolina A&T)
    • 2:10 PM 2:25 PM
      Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Educational Access in Science and Engineering — InCREASE 15m

      Speaker: Prof. Sekazi Mtingwa (North Carolina A&T - Retired)
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      ATLAS, US-ATLAS DEI and Outreach and opportunities for students 30m
      Speaker: Prof. Sarah Demers (Yale U.)
    • 3:05 PM 3:15 PM
      Student and post-doc experience on ATLAS 10m
      Speaker: Dr Chilufya Mwewa (BNL)
    • 3:20 PM 3:40 PM
      SUPER program and expectations 20m
      Speakers: Prof. Joe Haley (Oklahoma State University), Prof. Mike Hance (UCSC/SCIPP), Prof. Verena Martinez Outschoorn (University of Massachusetts (US))
    • 3:40 PM 3:50 PM
      Questions / Answers 10m
    • 3:50 PM 4:00 PM
      Break 10m
    • 4:00 PM 4:45 PM
      Colloquium — Using the Higgs boson to search for dark sector particles 45m


      The discovery of the Higgs boson has enabled a new and rich experimental program that includes using the Higgs boson to search for new particles. In this talk, I will discuss searches for dark sector particles in the decays of the Higgs Boson and the prospects for future LHC runs.

      Speaker: Dr Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan (BNL)