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 Conference for Young Women 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.
The 2014 ALPHA Immersion Workshop
The Science Education Department started the summer with a workshop geared towards college physics instructors interested in incorporating plasma physics experiments in their classrooms.
Welcome 2014 undergrads!
We would like to officially welcome our 2014 summer program students. The program kicked-off on June 9th with the week-long Introductory Course in Plasma Physics, an intensive lecture series for students before they begin their research.
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 over 90,000 “hits” on YouTube af
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