We successfully installed our newest device at Foothill College during a visit to talk about DoseNet with science educators from the region at the NCNAAPT spring meeting. Thanks to David Marasco for the invitation to speak and for the interest in becoming part of our network! We are looking forward to future visits to talk to students about nuclear science.
During the 2nd International Symposium for Resilient Communities two members of our DoseNet team installed a device at City Hall in Koriyama, Japan. We are thrilled to have Koriyama city as part of our network and we're looking forward to building on this new connection.
We recently visited Pinewood School to talk to teachers about DoseNet and ways to use our data in their classes. We took that opportunity to upgrade their device with our recently improved radiation sensor. We made a similar visit to Campolindo High School in November to talk to teachers and students, and we plan to visit again soon to make the same device upgrade.
March 18th we had a visit from the Alameda High School Science and Engineering clubs. We had a great time showing the students around our RadWatch and DoseNet lab area, talking to them about some of the cutting edge research being conducted by our group. The students had some great questions and we're really looking forward to getting these groups involved in DoseNet!
March 11th we spoke at the 2016 Teacher's Workshop, Seeing Radiation: Nuclear Science Experiments, hosted by the UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering Department. We got a lot of enthusiastic response from teachers eager to join DoseNet. We are looking forward to growing our network through these new relationships!
A recent article was posted by Isabel Owens for the Campolindo website describing DoseNet and our partnership with their school. We thought she had some great questions and we are happy to see our partnership and the DoseNet project being discussed and advertised by the school!
Successful visits to Pinewood School and Campolindo High School to restore data-taking with our devices. We were also able to update our devices and improve the mechanical stability with the help of several students. Special thanks to Mrs. Abraham at Pinewood and Ms. Eaton at Campolindo for helping us arrange our visits!
To find out if our dosimeter devices are sensitive enough to see significant weather related variations, we have installed two devices at Etcheverry Hall (UC Berkeley). One is inside the building in Prof. Kai Vetter's office and one is on the roof of the building next to the RadWatch air monitor. Now all we need is to wait for the weather to change!
After a lot of hard work from the entire team, DoseNet is officially on the map!
The DoseNet project aims to put networked dosimeter devices in schools around the Bay Area with the data collated and displayed through our interactive map.
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