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!
The 2014 Plasma Camp program is accepting applications!
The 2014 Plasma Camp program for middle and high school teachers is now accepting applications.
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.
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.
PROFILE OF A HIGH SCHOOL INTERN: JOSHUA BLOOM
Some students come into the high school internship program at PPPL already harboring an interest in plasma physics, knowing exactly what research they want to work on and what they want to learn. Others come in not really knowing what to expect.