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. Join us!
2014 National Undergraduate Fellowship Program (NUF) is now accepting applications!
PPPL's National Undergaduate Fellowship Program (NUF) is now accepting applications. The deadline to submit your completed application will be Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).
PPPL scientists present cutting-edge results at major physics meeting
More than 1,500 researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), have gathered in Denver, Colorado, for the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Plasma Physics (DPP).
Plasmas as cover art for The American Journal of Physics
An image from our article, "The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools" was recently featured as the cover art for the September issue of the American Journal of Physics.
Science Education on the Road: 2013 Princeton University Community and Staff Day
It was a beautiful autumn day in Princeton, NJ. As tailgaters got ready for the football game (Princeton vs. Lafayette) in Lot 21, others took the short walk into Jadwin Gym to take part in the University's Annual Community & Staff Day.
End of summer student poster session
As the summer internship programs at PPPL come to an end, students were finally able to show off all of their hard work. On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, approximately 25 students pinned their posters up and made wonderful presenations to PPPL staff, family and special guests.