IceCube Masterclass - March 10, 9am-4pm 

Join UNF scientists in a collaborative analysis of IceCube data and learn from young researchers why a science career is an interesting, fun, and real option for you!  Learn about IceCube, a cubic-kilometer detector at the South Pole, and about how tiny, ghostly particles, called neutrinos, can help us explore the extreme universe.


We are pleased to host Professor Kara Hoffman (Univ. of Maryland) as a speaker at the masterclass. She works in particle astrophysics, specifically on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and the Askaryan Radio Array at the South Pole. Dr. Hoffman will speak about her research working on IceCube at the South Pole.

To learn more about IceCube and the masterclass format, visit


Audience: High school students and teachers, college freshman and sophomores.


Registration: Registration is free, but spots are limited. Please register by March 8 to ensure there is space. Teachers, parents or guardians should use this link to register themselves or their students: Registration Form


Location: The masterclass will be held on the campus of the University of North Florida, in the Science and Engineering Building #50. There will be a registration desk in the lobby of the building. No parking permit is needed for the Arena garage on Saturdays, which is located just north of the building. See this campus map.There are also public transportation routes to reach UNF.

Materials from the Masterclass

  1. Agenda
  2. Particle Astrophysics
  3. Intro to IceCube by Prof. Kara Hoffman
  4. Hands-On Activities




The IceCube Masterclass is offered through the support of the Eisen Experiential Learning Endowment.