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!
Welcome 2014 undergrads!
We would like to officially welcome our 2014 summer program students. The program kicked-off on June 9th with the week-long Introductory Course in Plasma Physics; a lecture series of intense plasma physics topics.
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, got more than 33,500 “hits” on YouTu
Young Womens Conference attracts more attendees in 2014!
The 2014 Young Women's Conference is Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics attracted students from all over New Jersey! With almost 400 students, 50, chaperones and almost 100 volunteers from PPPL and Princeton University, it was our largest event to date!
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.