Science Education Blog
Ruchira Kasbekar is this quarter’s featured winner of the A Scheme for Clean Essay Contest.
For 240 young women from area schools, the excitement of scientific discovery was illuminated by a visit to a Princeton University laboratory where researchers are pursuing a new energy source linked to the sun's power.
Kids love competition. They jump for opportunities to use their talents and make their parents proud. Some excel in mathematics and science, but you don't see many fans in the classroom on test days. So where can all the science buffs shine?
Okay. I have a confession to make. I haven't made plasma - intentionally - since I made a gigantic capacitor back in 2003, when I was in college. Sure there are man-made plasmas all around us: fluorescent bulbs, neon signs, etc. And sure, I've studied what happens to particles in plasmas.