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!
Join us on January 9, 2016, for the Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series!
The 2016 Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series is set to begin on January 9, 2016. Dr. Alan Hirshfeld will kick-off the series with his lecture titled "Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe".
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
PPPL scientists present cutting-edge results at major physics meeting
More than 1,500 researchers, including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), have gathered in Denver, Colorado, for the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s (APS) Division of Plasma Physics (DPP).
Plasmas as cover art for The American Journal of Physics
An image from our article, "The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools" was recently featured as the cover art for the September issue of the American Journal of Physics.
Science Education Ongoing Programs
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