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The PPPL function that reaches out to students, teachers and the general public through programs ranging from student internships to weekly talks on scientific topics from January through April.

Students at institutions across the U.S. learn about plasma and fusion research in new program managed by PPPL

Ever since Victor Flores was 5 and moved to the U.S. from Mexico, he has been crazy about science. First, he was passionate about astronomy and then he figured out that astronomy was really based on physics. Ever since then he’s been focused on physics and is majoring in the subject at the University of California-Irvine, where he’s a rising senior.

GEM Fellowship opens a new path to potential research careers

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s first two GEM fellows do not come to the Laboratory from graduate programs in plasma physics as one might expect. Promise Adebayo-Ige is working toward a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville while Caira Anderson is a doctoral student in computational and applied mathematics at Rice University.

Intern talks about his upcoming summer of research and fusion energy with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

An intern about to start a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and another University of Texas-Dallas student kicked off their summer with a friendly online chat with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about their plans for the summer.

Perseverance is the theme at PPPL’s annual Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

A major theme running through the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) was how women in STEM must overcome obstacles to get to where they are today.

Internship that honors Pauline Dande, a young staff member who passed away, begins this summer

An internship is being established in the Human Resources (HR) Department of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in honor of a young HR staff member who passed away last year, the executive director of HR said.

The internship honors Pauline Dande, an HR staff member known for throwing herself into her work who passed away of sickle cell anemia and liver disease on Sept. 25, 2020, at the young age of 26.

Princeton Charter Middle School and West Windsor-Plainsboro North High School advance to National Science Bowl® competition

There was plenty of suspense and drama as middle school and high school students tested their knowledge and skills at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) New Jersey Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 19 and 20, hosted by the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, but this year it was all online as the contest went fully virtual for the first time.

“The Renaissance of the Stellarator” is unveiled at first 2021 Science on Saturday lecture

The twisty plasma fusion device known as the stellarator was first envisioned by Lyman Spitzer, the founder of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), 70 years ago as a way to harness the energy of the stars in a bottle. Now, the concept of using stellarators as a clean, affordable and abundant way to produce electricity is making a comeback, physicist David Gates said at PPPL’s first Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture of the year on Jan. 9.

PPPL receives international recognition for platform to conduct educational experiments remotely by anyone, anywhere

A computer platform developed  by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory physicist Arturo Dominguez and others that allows users all over the world to operate a real plasma experiment from their living rooms was among 10 winners chosen by an international science committee as a cutting-edge digital education technology. 

The technology was among 10 global winners in digital education technology, one of 10 categories with 10 winners each. The winners were chosen from more than 900 nominations of breakthrough technologies from 110 countries.


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