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February 21, 2019

PRINCETON, New Jersey (Feb. 19, 2019) - They have drilled and practiced after school and on weekends. They’ve learned the best strategies and they’ve listened to pep talks from their coaches. Now some of the best science and math students in the state  are ready to compete in the U.S.

February 1, 2019

Steven Cowley, director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has spent a lifetime working to develop fusion energy as a viable source of electricity. But in his spare time, he enjoys investigating the role of magnetism in the universe.   

January 24, 2019

The Engineering Undergraduate Internship is a pilot program for the summer of 2019. Applications are open through January 31!

January 22, 2019

Want to create your own plasma? You can create and control a plasma from the comfort of your own device.

January 18, 2019

No physics lecture at PPPL up until recently has included electric guitar riffs by the lecturer, snippets from heavy metal bands, and a video clip from the movie “This Is Spinal Tap.” 

November 30, 2018

Members of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s (PPPL) Science Education staff were busy educating students and the public about fusion energy during the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics Conference in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 5 to 8. 

October 1, 2018

Registration for the 2019 science bowls opened on October 1, 2018, at 12pm.

September 26, 2018
Shannon Swilley Greco, a program leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory’s Science Education Office, is the vice chair elect of the American Physical Society's Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (FOEP).
September 18, 2018

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.

September 12, 2018

Nat Fisch, associate director for academic affairs at the U.S.


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