The consortium hosts a two-week annual summer school, which will rotate among the member institutions. The school will focus on hands-on activities in instrumentation and lectures on HEP instrumentations delivered by mentors in the consortium. All students in the program will be required to attend at least one summer school during their time in the program and to serve as TAs in future schools.
- June 20-30, 2023: Second summer school hosted at UC San Diego
- June 20-30, 2022: First summer school, sponsored by UC Davis. Conducted jointly with the Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) summer school of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC).
- Recordings of talks and lectures can be found here.
It’s envisioned that some of the labs used for each school will showcase the unique capabilities of the host institution, but that the following labs will be portable so they can be reused each year:
- FPGA Lab: Give students familiarity with the configuration of FPGAs.
- Scintillator SiPM Lab: Familiarize students with silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)
- Liquid Argon Lab (2023 version): Learn basic data acquisition techniques using a simple liquid argon ionization detector.
- CCD Lab: Learn basic functionality of a CCD.
- Fast ML on FPGA Lab: Learn to optimize and compress ML models for deployment in low-latency and resource-constrained environments.
- Ultrafast Inorganic Scintillator
- CaloGAN Simulation
- Exercise on LGAD sensors