Having the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes necessary to make informed decisions on scientific issues.
PPPL associate research physicist Angie Capece urges young women to pursue their passion in science and technology fields in a short video interview on women in STEM fields on the U.S. Department of Energy website.
The Girl Scouts may be famous for selling cookies but today’s Scouts are focusing more on encouraging girls in science and technology than on cookie sales. Some 240 Scouts got plenty of hands-on activities and encouragement through a Girl Scout STEM Fair held at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Welcome to the Science Education Department at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), where we combine the lab's core research activities with science education programs to create a center of excellence for students, teachers and the general public. We contribute to the training of the next generation of scientists and engineers, collaborate with K-12 teachers on ways to improve science teaching using an inquiry-based approach to learning, and improve the science literacy of the community at large.
Some 35,000 people attended Communiversity on Sunday, April 27, and many of them stopped by PPPL’s booth. There, they could take part in hands-on plasma demonstrations, view an ITER model and chat with scientists, engineers and staff members about the great work taking place at the Laboratory.
Princeton Festival of the Arts
The countdown is on for Communiversity, one of Central New Jersey's most well-known events and beloved annual traditions. This year's celebration of the arts is slated for Sunday, April 27, 2014 (rain or shine), from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
I will present some highlights from the chapter on long term projections [Collins et al., 2013] of the latest assessment report by IPCC Working Group 1, AR5. I will try to cover the main messages and highlight consistencies and novel results in comparison to the previous report’s content, IPCC AR4. I will touch upon the new scenarios used (Representative Concentration Pathways); patterns of change in temperature and precipitation; the concept of climate response to cumulative emissions, and aspects of commitment and irreversibility.
Decades before Silicon Valley became synonymous with innovation, New Jersey was the center of the American consumer electronics industry. Leading the way was the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), whose Garden State laboratories were the birthplace of color television, digital computer memories, liquid crystal displays, and many other vital technologies. The success of these projects reaffirmed the beliefs of RCA’s longtime chairman, David Sarnoff, who argued that a sustained investment in research was essential to maintaining a competitive edge in high-tech industries.
We will briefly review review the life and achievements of Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765) who is rightfully called the “Father of Russian science” for his tireless promotion of Enlightenment, many outstanding contributions to natural sciences and foundation of the country’s foremost Moscow University. Some of his projective works in physics, chemistry and astronomy were way ahead of his time, and one of them - discovery of Venus's atmosphere - will be presented in greater detail.
Since the 2007 publication of PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability agenda for the City, New York City has been at the forefront of policy planning and implementation to achieve sustainability goals in preparation for a million new inhabitants over the course of the next two decades. The Plan sets an aggressive target of 30 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2030 and also maps out a future to meet the energy demands of a growing economy and population.