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Science Teacher Day for Middle
and High School Teachers


information about plasma science and fusion energy to your classrooms. Science Teacher Day, November 1, 2016 provides an opportunity to attend specialized talks and workshops, to interact with well-known plasma physicists, and to gather complimentary resource materials for your school.


to satisfy California academic standards. Learn from members of national laboratories, universities and industry how you can use the topic of plasmas in your current curriculum to satisfy state and national science standards. During Science Teacher Day and the Plasma Sciences Expo, national and international plasma research scientists share their knowledge and enthusiasm for science with teachers and students.


your classes about new areas of technology and research using curriculum materials and demonstrations provided

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American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics
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Where we have been and where we are going?
The program is typically held at the Fall meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics of the American Physical Society. The locations are varied and include:

• 1996 Denver, CO

• 2006 Philadelphia, PA

• 1997 Pittsburgh, PA

• 2007 Orlando, FL

• 1998 Washington, DC

• 2008 Dallas, TX

• 1998 New Orleans, LA

• 2009 Atlanta, GA

• 1999 Seattle, WA

• 2010 Chicago, IL

• 2000 Quebec, Canada

• 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

• 2001 Long Beach, CA

• 2012 Providence, RI

• 2002 Orlando, FL • 2013 Denver, CO
• 2003 Albuquerque, NM • 2014 New Orleans, LA
• 2004 Savannah, GA • 2015 Savannah, GA
• 2005 Denver, CO • 2016 San Jose, CA