60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Co-Located with the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
November 5-9, 2018 • Portland, Oregon

Education and Outreach

APS DPP hosts a variety of educational outreach opportunities for local teachers and students, as well as for attendees and the general public. You are welcome to attend or observe.

Science Teachers Day
Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel
Workshops for local Middle and High School teachers
Tuesday, November 6

This day of workshops provides an opportunity for local area teachers to learn about plasma physics research and pedagogy from physicists and engineers working at research centers, laboratories, academia, and industry.

Plasma Sciences Expo
Oregon Convention Center
Thursday, November 8, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for local schools
Thursday, November 8, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for attendees and the general public
Friday, November 9, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for local schools

This Sciences Expo focuses on hands-on science education for students at all levels, parents, teachers, attendees and the general public. APS-affiliated labs and institutions, as well as local business, colleges and universities, provide physics demonstrations that reflect their scientific pursuits and goals. Participants include Auburn University, APS DPP Outreach, Contemporary Physics Education Project, General Atomics, University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, University of Michigan, West Virginia University, Willamette University and University of Wisconsin.

Students at the Plasma Science Expo

Students at the Plasma Science Expo observe how the compass needles respond when an electromagnet is switched on.

A more complete description of the education activities planned for Portland can be found at the Discover Plasma webpage.

Want to be part of the Sciences Expo, or learn more about it? Contact Paul Rivenberg (rivenberg@psfc.mit.edu).