U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Online Winter 2021 USPAS Session

Please note that to accommodate the constraints of online learning, we are shortening the lecture hours per day (about half) and extending the number of days of our usual sessions. Courses that were previously 2-weeks in duration are now 4-weeks. Courses that previously were 1-week in duration are now 2-weeks. Courses will be conducted via Zoom videoconference software. Students should expect lectures from 10:00 am to noon (CST) and again from 2:00 - 3:00 pm (CST) each afternoon. Afternoon sessions may be extended at the discretion of the instructors. Instructors will schedule evening homework sessions with teaching assistant and grader help available to students. Specific class schedules and further details will be provided in your student enrollment package.

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host Texas A&M University Extension or through their home university if USPAS courses are directly co-listed (i.e. Indiana University, MIT, MSU) or available via Special Topics courses (i.e. NIU, Stony Brook University, etc). Due to limited class space this means there will be little chance of admission for those who enroll as auditors. We anticipate videos of courses will be posted and those wishing to informally audit can do so after the session. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students not currently enrolled in a U.S. university) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Due to class size limits, all applicants must submit a cover letter explaining why the USPAS is important to your career and describing prior research experience, work with or as a user of particle accelerators; your CV/resume; one letter of recommendation.

Texas A&M University Extension will award Continuing Education Credits for these courses and send each student a "Learner Record" with a grade listed. The USPAS will send each student a participation letter with grade(s) earned after the session is over. It is up to your home university to decide if the credit can be transferred. In the event of disputes on credit transfer, the USPAS will make every effort to provide documentation to support student petitions.

The Registration Fee for a full 4-week course or two 2-week half courses is $500.00. The fee for attending one 2-week half course is $350.00. University and college students may request a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.
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Location & Dates:
January 25 - February 19, 2021


Courses run in parallel so students may take one 4-week full course OR two 2-week half courses. Each 4-week full course is eligible for 3 semester hours of credit from Texas A&M University Extension.

January 25 - February 19, 2021

Students successfully completing two 2-week half courses will earn 3 units of credit from Texas A&M University Extension. Students may earn 1.5 units of Extension credit for taking only one two-week half course.

January 25 - February 5, 2021

February 8 - 19, 2021