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December 15, 2011

As a new extension of our CLOµDS teacher professional development program, we’ve recently initiated a club at Trenton Central High School that gives students the opportunity to build an experiment that will be performed in microgravity.

December 5, 2011

On Friday, Andrew & Aliya visited the classroom of third grade teacher Susan Franko, a participant in the CLOµDS 2011 campaign. Together, Ms. Franko, Dr. Andrew, and Aliya talked about gravity with the students and answered their questions about space & plasma.

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Aliya, Steph, and Andrew visited Ms. Hillyer’s seventh grade class as part of the CLOuDS evaluation process. Ms. Hillyer was part of the NASA professional development workshop this summer.

November 14, 2011

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 Physi

November 10, 2011

On November 10 & 11, the Science Education department attended the 2011 NJEA Teacher Convention.

October 28, 2011

Nearly ten years of planning and a dream becomes a reality. The Sustainability Workshop, an alternative high school in Philadelphia, begins classes in September. Yesterday was an open house for students and their families. My role is small, but wonderfully satisfying.

September 11, 2011

Each fall, local residents join Princeton faculty, staff and students for Community and Staff Day, a celebration of sports, entertainment and community service at Princeton Stadium. 

September 1, 2011

Time seemed to stop...

Teachers Alison Miller of South Brunswick High School and Darrell Williams of Fisher Middle School in Ewing floated over their science experiments, wearing olive-drab green jumpsuits -- not wings -- and smiles as wide as the Gulf of Mexico.

July 15, 2011

The Plasma Camp professional development workshop for teachers was this past week. A dozen high school and middle school teachers from around the country performed experiments with plasma balls, half-coated fluorescent light bulbs, and DC glow discharges.

July 5, 2011

From July 5th through July 8th, teachers from New Jersey schools visited PPPL to learn about 21st energy sources.  Sophia Gershman, Aliya Merali, Andrew Zwicker and Stephanie Wissel hosted local New Jersey K-12 teachers for the course entitled Energy in the 21st Ce

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