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.
The acronym for the study of science technology, engineering and mathematics, identified as essential in education.
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.
Margarita Cejudo Arita, a junior at New Brunswick High School, would like to study engineering in college but she’s not sure what kind of engineering to focus on. She’s looking forward to learning about engineering careers through a new program offered by the Women in Engineering group at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
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.
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.
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.
Science fans who are staying close to home can still explore the world of science as the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) continues its 36-year tradition of offering weekly cutting-edge, informative talks on a wide variety of science subjects with a live online version.
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