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!
Registration for the 2015 Young Womens Conference in STEM is OPEN!
The 2015 Young Women's Conference in STEM will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Princeton University's Frick Chemistry building and registration is now OPEN!
2014 Student Poster Session marks the conclusion of another great program!
As the 2014 summer student program ends, students have the opportunity to show the progress they've made this summer at the annual student poster session. On Wednesday, August 13, approximately 30 students presented their projects to attending staff at PPPL.
PhD Comics’ guide to fusion makes the complex understandable
The eight-minute “Fusion Energy Explained,” created by PhD Comics’ Jorge Cham, which features interviews and cartoon characters of PPPL physicists, has almost86,000 “hits” on YouTube a
Young Womens Conference attracts more attendees in 2014!
The 2014 Young Women's Conference is Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics attracted students from all over New Jersey! With almost 400 students, 50, chaperones and almost 100 volunteers from PPPL and Princeton University, it was our largest event to date!
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).