The 2017 Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on Thursday, March 23, will offer seventh-to-tenth grade girls the chance to meet working scientists and STEM professionals and hopefully inspire them to consider STEM careers themselves.
The PPPL function that reaches out to students, teachers and the general public through programs ranging from student internships to weekly talks on scientific topics from January through April.
More than 35 students from Orange in the north and Moorestown in the south came to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in central New Jersey in early March for a day of science fun that included ice cream made with cryogenics, cool plasma demos, and a hands-on workshop in which they made motors.
The activities were all part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Day at the Lab on March 2 and they had a serious aim: engaging students in science and technology and hopefully pointing the way to future careers.
Two Princeton-area teams will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl® finals after winning the regional middle school and high school competitions at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) New Jersey Science Bowl® at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Feb. 24 to 25.
Teams of middle school and high school students from as far away as Delaware and New York will come to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) Feb. 24 to Feb. 25 to compete in a battle of the minds in 12 fierce rounds of competition answering challenging math, science and technology questions at the DOE’s New Jersey Regional Science Bowl®, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey.
Abstract: Magnetic colloids are used in drug delivery, tissue scaffolding, image contrast, and tumor reduction applications as well as self-healing membranes. Flexible magnetic filaments can be synthesized by joining superparamagnetic beads with elastic linkers, giving rise to interesting phenomena due to the combinations of their elastic and magnetic properties, which have found diverse applications, such as micro-mechanical sensors and self-propelled swimmers.
Cancer research should focus on the “fundamentals of the origins” of mutating and rapidly reproducing cancer cells that make the disease so difficult to treat. So said Princeton University physicist Robert Austin at the Jan. 28 Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday lecture series at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).
The world's most advanced stellarator, Wendelstein 7-X, located in Greifswald, Germany, has as its goal to demonstrate the fusion reactor relevance of the optimized stellarator. The experiment is built for steady-state operation, featuring 70 superconducting coils, up to 10 MW of steady-state ECRH heating, and actively cooled plasma-facing components. In this talk I will summarize the main results of the first operation phase (OP1.1) and talk about plans for operation in OP1.2.
Meg Urry was the first tenured woman professor in the Physics Department at Yale University and was often the only woman in her physics classes, including her graduate class at MIT, but she still heard a fellow student complain that women were unfairly given advantages over their male colleagues. “That’s when I realized there was something fishy going on,” she said.
We will explore the growth and development of Princeton’s campus over time, as well as the impacts that various planning trends had on the built environment. We will discuss a variety of styles, aspirations, and cultural traditions that are represented on campus. Plus, numerous historic renderings and photographs will help illustrate the campus and surrounding areas through the years.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will once again offer a wide variety of cutting-edge science talks as it kicks off its popular Ronald E. Hatcher Science on Saturday Lecture Series for high school students and science lovers of all ages on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey.
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