Ms Marjorie Bardeen (Fermilab)
The QuarkNet collaboration has forged new, nontraditional relationships among particle physicists, high school teachers and their students. QuarkNet provides professional develop- ment for teachers and creates opportunities for teachers and students to engage in particle physics data investigations and join research teams. Embedded in the U.S. particle research community, QuarkNet leverages the nature of particle physics research—the long duration of the experiments with extensive lead times, construction periods, and data collection and analysis periods. QuarkNet is patterned after the large collaborations with a central management infrastructure and a distributed workload across university- and lab-based research groups. **We describe the important benefits of the QuarkNet outreach program that flow to *university faculty* and** present successful strategies that others can adapt for use in their countries.
Ms Marjorie Bardeen (Fermilab) Prof. Mark Adams (University of Illinois at Chicago) Dr Mitchell Wayne (University of Notre Dame)
Dr Anna Goussiou (University of Washington) Dr Dan Karmgard (University of Notre Dame)