General Public: A special evening Expo for the general public will be offered on Thursday evening from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Registration is not required.
is Plasma Science Expo?
Plasma Science Expo is an exhibition that focuses on
hands-on science education. It is for students at all levels,
parents, teachers and the general public. Examples of activities are:
Make lightning with
a Van de Graaff generator.
Observe your fluctuating body temperature
on a special monitor.
Participate in a "flow bubble" demonstration.
Watch an electromagnetic wave demonstration.
Learn how to confine plasmas magnetically
in a fusion device by participating in a computer simulation.
Meet and talk with professional scientists and engineers
in the field of plasma physics and visit their displays to learn
about current research in this cutting-edge field.
Play with plasma
Contributing laboratories, industries, academic institutions,
and government agencies include: University of California, San Diego;
General Atomics; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Princeton
Plasma Physics Laboratory; Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; Contemporary Physics Education Project (CPEP);
Sandia National Laboratories; Harmony Public Schools; U.S. Department of Energy's Office of
Fusion Energy Science, U.S. Department of Energy Defense programs,
and many more.
You must register
your students for Plasma Science Expo. The evening event for general public does not require registration.
Due to overwhelming demand and an effort to accommodate as many deserving students as possible, we must limit
attendance at the Plasma Science Expo to three buses per day per school. We may revise this limit as we approach
the event if we feel we can accommodate more. Because the Expo requires some active participation from those
attending, we recommend students be selected for this field trip based on their interest in physical sciences.
for the Plasma Science Expo will be confirmed
on a first come basis.
School groups 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Arrival and departure schedules are required to ensure that all students
enjoy a quality visit with the scientists and exhibits.
School visits are scheduled in 90 minute intervals. We normally do not ask a group to leave,
but staying as close as possible to the schedule is crucial for the enjoyment
of all attending.
Another option for visiting the Plasma Science Expo with less time restriction
is Thursday evening.
General Public: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. , Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 Parents, students, teacher, and the community, and other interested parties are invited to this special evening event. Teachers
in other cities have encouraged students to attend the evening session
with their parents when a class trip was not possible. A few bonus points
are always a good
incentive! *The evening event for general public does not require registration.