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

Due to the coronavirus, all 2020 ALPhA Immersions have been cancelled


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 2020 Immersion program is partially supported by NSF grant DUE-1940925.


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. Preference will be given to ALPhA members in good standing. See the Reichert Foundation website for more information.

Jasper Display Corp. offers matching incentive program to Immersion participants

Jasper Display Corp. is offering a $2000 incentive to participants in Immersion experiments which use Spatial Light Modulators (see Reed College and University of the South Immersion sites). Participants are also eligible to apply for a $2000 Reichert Foundation grant to purchase the Jasper SLM Education Kit. With the incentive program and a successful grant application, the SLM Education Kit net cost is only $1000.



June 8-10, 2020 at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) Cancelled

Mentor: Nathan Lindquist


July 13-15, 2020 at Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY) Cancelled

Mentors: Ram Rai, Jonathan Reichert, and David Van Baak

     Options include:
        Optical Pumping
        Modern Interferometry
        Quantum Analogs
        Uses of Johnson and Shot Noise
        Fourier Methods and Applications
        The Not-so-simple Harmonic Oscillator
        Pulsed NMR
        and others!


July 30 - Aug. 1, 2020 at Central Washington University (WA) Cancelled

Mentors: Michael Braunstein, Darci Snowden, and Cassandra Fallscheer


May 27-29, 2020 at Reed College (Portland, OR) Cancelled

Mentors: John Essick, Mark Beck, and Lucas Illing

June 1-3, 2020 at Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA) Cancelled

Mentors: Abaz Kryemadhi, Matt Farrar, Brett Fadem, and Declan Mulhall

June 1-3, 2020 at the University of California-Berkeley (CA)  Cancelled

Mentors: Neil Switz and Dan Fletcher

June 9-11, 2020 at Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) Cancelled

Mentor: Enrique 'Kiko' Galvez



June 17-19, 2020 at California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) Cancelled

Mentor: Eric Black


June 24-26, 2020 at University of the South (TN) Cancelled

Mentor: Randolph Peterson, Johnny Davenport, Eugene Donev, Gabe Spalding, and David Van Baak

     Options include:
        Optical Pumping
        Modern Interferometry
        Quantum Analogs
        Uses of Johnson and Shot Noise
        Fourier Methods and Applications
        The Not-so-simple Harmonic Oscillator
        Pulsed NMR       
        and others!


June 25-27, 2020 at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (Princeton, NJ) Cancelled

Mentors:  Arturo Dominguez, Jeremiah Williams, and Jose Lopez


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


Links to ALPhA's previous Laboratory Immersion programs:

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