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!
Engineering Undergraduate Internship application closes soon!
The Engineering Undergraduate Internship is a pilot program for the summer of 2019. Applications are open through January 31!
2019 YWC has been confirmed for MARCH 22nd, 2019
The Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics introduces middle-school and high-school aged girls (in 7th though 10th grades) to women scientists and engineers and the wide breadth of careers available to them in these fields.
PPPL now offering SUMMER high school internship!
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is pleased to announce that applications are now open for internships for high school rising seniors for the SUMMER of 2018!
Fall high school internship applications OPEN SOON!
The application for PPPL's FALL high school internship is open February 1 through April 30!
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, has over 90,000 “hits” on YouTube
Science Education Programs
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