Using the human, scientific, and technological resources of PPPL, our mission is to:
- Provide opportunities for students and teachers to engage in scientific inquiry in ways that enhance their understanding of science concepts and scientific ways of thinking.
- Provide innovative opportunities for educators to work together and with scientists and engineers to enhance science teaching and learning.
- Reach out to all students and teachers, particularly those previously excluded from educational opportunities.
- Communicate current scientific knowledge, especially that about fusion energy sciences, to members of the community.
In the Media
- Bringing a 50,000 degree plasma into your living room (American Physical Society Press Release, 11/11/13)
- Order Out of Chaos (Video Clip, Scenes: 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, New York City, 10/11/13)
- Newtown Friends to Pilot STEM Education Program (Bucks County Courier Times, 9/24/13)
- Creating a Star on Earth: The Path to Fusion Energy (TEDx talk, St. Peter's College, "Future Utopias," 5/21/13)
- Zwicker Promotes Aesthetics of Science (Daily Princetonian, 5/8/13)
- The Art of Science and the Search for an Absolute (NJ TV, State of the Arts, 3/14/13)
- New Exhibit Looks at Science Through an Artistic Lens (NJ TV, 1/18/13)
- What is a Flame? (Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, "Honorable Mention," 2012 Competition)
- Reinventing the High School (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/4/11)
- PPPL and NASA Lets Teachers Hitch a Ride on the Zero-G (Princeton University Web Site, 8/15/11)
- Making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen (Let's Talk - Live! Channel 7, Washington, DC, 9/13/10)
- Plasma Table (by Elle Starkman and Andrew Zwicker, 1st Prize, 2005 Princeton Art of Science Competition)
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Science Education Department
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
PO Box 451
Princeton, NJ 08543
Senior Program Advisor