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!
Registration for the 2015 Young Womens Conference in STEM is OPEN!
The 2015 Young Women's Conference in STEM will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Princeton University's Frick Chemistry building and registration is now OPEN!
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 almost86,000 “hits” on YouTube a
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.
PROFILE OF A HIGH SCHOOL INTERN: JOSHUA BLOOM
Some students come into the high school internship program at PPPL already harboring an interest in plasma physics, knowing exactly what research they want to work on and what they want to learn. Others come in not really knowing what to expect.