The Plasma Science and Fusion Energy Institute (Plasma Camp) is a one-week intensive workshop for high school and advanced middle school teachers designed to study plasma physics and fusion energy through experimental research in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Participants will perform experiments, in collaboration with laboratory scientists, that investigate the basic properties of plasmas. Finally, plasmas are ideal to illustrate many concepts in the curricula including waves, atoms, nuclear reactions, relativity, electricity and magnetism. An integral part of the workshop will be the development of new plasma-based lesson plans, student-led investigations and demonstrations.
All participants will receive equipment similar to what is used during the workshop to take back to their classroom. In addition, up to $2,000 is available through a mini-grant to purchase additional equipment after completion of the workshop.
The 2014 Plasma Camp program will run from July 14-18.
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EST).
To find our more about Plasma Camp, please contact Shannon Greco at firstname.lastname@example.org