Lab Director Steve Cowley doing a plasma ball demonstration with a young girl
Classroom Visits

PPPL scientists and engineers are available on a limited basis to talk to K–12 students about plasma physics, fusion energy, and related topics. 
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Outreach, Community Events & Festivals

The Science Education Department at PPPL has a variety of portable scientific demonstrations, laboratories and experiments that explain the beauty and excitement of science, fusion and plasmas. 
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Remote Glow Discharge Experiment (RGDX)

The Remote Control Glow Discharge (RGDX) is a plasma you can control from the comfort of your browser. You have control of the entire experiment, including the gas pressure inside the tube, the voltage produced by the power supply that makes the plasma and the strength of an electromagnet surrounding the plasma. You can perform experiments from any computer anywhere in the world!
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The Ronald E. Hatcher Science On Saturday Lecture Series

Science on Saturday is a series of lectures given by scientists, engineers, and other professionals involved in cutting-edge research. Held on Saturday mornings throughout winter, the lectures are geared toward high school students. The program draws more than 300 students, teachers, parents, and community members. Topics are selected from a variety of disciplines.
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