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ALPhA’s 2018 Laboratory Immersions

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

See the ALPhA Laboratory Immersions wiki page for more information about these and past experiments.

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 summer 2018 are shown below.

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 exclusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment.

May 28-30, 2018, at Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA

Mark Beck is your mentor for this session.

June 5–7, 2018, at Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Enrique ‘Kiko’ Galvez mentors this session.

June 13–15, 2018, at Bethel University
St. Paul, MN

Kurt Wick and Kevin Booth, Chad Hoyt, and Nathan Lindquist are mentors for these Immersions.

June 20–22, 2018, at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Eric Black and Kenneth Libbrecht will mentor you on these new versions of timeless topics.

June 25–27, 2018, at the University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Neil Switz and Dan Fletcher are your mentors for this set of experiments.

June 27–29, 2018, at the University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Bob DeSerio is the mentor for these two experiments.

July 6-8, 2018, at the University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Spectroscopy from the Familiar to the Novel:

David Pengra is mentoring these Immersions.

July 9–11, 2018, at Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY

Ram Rai, Jonathan Reichert, George Herold, and David Van Baak will mentor you on these experiments, almost all of which are available commercially.

July 13–15, 2018, at the University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Van Bistrow, Mark Chantell, and David McCowan mentor these experiments.

July 16–18, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Your mentor for this experiment is Spencer Axani.

August 2–4, 2018, at Rose-Hulman College
Terre Haute, IN

Maarij Syed and Dominic Ludovici are mentors for these experiments.

August 8–10, 2018, at Willamette University
Salem, OR

Michaela Kleinert, David Altman, and Daniel Borrero will mentor you on these subjects.


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


Links to ALPhA's previous Laboratory Immersion programs:

  • ALPhA's 2017 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2016 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2015 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2014 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2013 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2012 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2011 Immersion Program
  • ALPhA's 2010 Immersion Program

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