61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 21-25, 2019 • Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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 Fort Lauderdale Marina
Workshops for local Middle and High School teachers
Tuesday, October 22

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
Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Thursday, October 24, 8:00am – 2:00pm for local schools
Thursday, October 24, 6:00pm – 8:00pm for attendees and the general public
Friday, October 25, 8:00 am – 2:00pm for local schools

Rick Lee photo 
At the APS-DPP Plasma Science Expo students create a ring of glowing plasma with a series of thin florescent lights.

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 typically 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, University of Michigan, West Virginia University and University of Wisconsin, as well as local industries, institutions and schools.

Science on Tap
For the second year in a row, DPP members Tammy Ma and Arturo Dominguez will give a general audience talk about Fusion: "Making a Star on Earth: Magnets vs. Lasers" at the Due South Brewing Co., 2900 High Ridge Rd #3, Boynton Beach, FL, on Thursday October 24, at 7:00pm. This is an age of 21+ event for the general public.

Graduate School Fair at APS DPP
Want to advertise your graduate program to the undergraduate students participating in the APS-DPP conference? Contact Jeremiah Williams to reserve a poster board at the October 22, Tuesday morning poster session. A section of the poster session will be available for universities to inform the undergrads, who will be presenting in the afternoon session, about graduate school opportunities.

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

Want to be part of the Sciences Expo, or learn more about it? Contact Paul Rivenberg.