PPPL Staff and Students at the APS DPP Conference
From November 14-18, 2011 many of PPPL’s scientists and students attended the APS DPP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout the week, PPPL staff and 2011 summer students were able to attend talks and poster sessions at the American Physical Society’s Division of Plasma Physics annual conference. Many PPPL-ers presented their work at the conference.
The Science Education Department had three posters at the meeting:
Andrew Zwicker presented "The PPPL Science Education Pipeline, Where Does it Lead?"
Stephanie Wissel's presented "Collisions in Microgravity: Bounce, Splash, Pop"
Aliya Merali presented "Sparking Women's Interest in Physics Through Science Education"
Along with the Science Education staff and PPPL graduate students, many of the undergraduates who participated in the summer research programs through PPPL were also able to present their work at the poster session.
The Science Education staff also participated in the APS DPP Educational outreach activities. More than 60 teachers participated in the educational workshop “Teacher’s Day” and more than 2500 local students participated in a hands on day of plasma exploration.
For more information about the conference, check out the PPPL blog here!