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!
Bob Ellis: New chief engineer has designed components for fusion experiments around the world
It is possible that no one at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has deeper roots here than Bob Ellis.
Barbara Garcia: A first-generation college student spends summer doing research at PPPL
As a first-generation college student, Barbara Garcia had to figure out a lot of things on her own when applying for college.
From an acoustic levitator to a neutron detecting robot, hands-on research inspires summer interns
Interns spent their summer working with PPPL scientists and engineers on a wide variety of projects.
Engineering Undergraduate Internship application open!
The Engineering Undergraduate Internship is a program for the summer of 2020. Applications are open through January 31!
2020 YWC registration opens soon!
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.
Science Education Programs
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