August 2011 O`ahu in STEP 2 (OIS) Honolulu, O’ahu, HI
The 2nd annual Science and Technology Education Partnership Science Stage Show & Expo at Honolulu, HI, will be held in late August, 2011. Last year was the inaugural event and more than 1,500 students and teachers participated in interactive exhibits and were “edutained’ by members of the General Atomics Fusion Education team who presented a stage show covering fascinating aspects of (gaseous) plasma science. This year, more shows throughout the week are planned so more students will have the opportunity to participate and take away with them a heightened awareness of their universe. Support ($$ or staff) comes from the Pacific Missile Range, NAVSEA Corona, the US Dept. of Energy, General Atomics, and college and business groups from Hawai`i.
September 7, 8, 9 2011 Kaua`i in STEP 8 (KIS) at the War Memorial Building in Lihue, Kaua`i
The 8th annual Science and Technology Education Partnership at Lihu`i, HI will be held in early September, 2011. Each year, over 1,500 students, teachers and parents participate in this free interactive science event, which features a popular high-spirited science show starring General Atomics Fusion Education Team members. Event booths offer hands-on activities covering biology, chemistry, physics and engineering design and implementation. In addition, we will offer a Saturday (Sept 10) teacher’s workshop covering content about the show. More than 12,000 Kaua`i students have participated in KIS since its beginning in 2004. NAVSEA Corona, the US Dept. of Energy, The Kaua`i Economic Development Board, Kaua`i Community College, and many businesses support this effort.
October 25, 26 2011 STEP 12 Conference in Riverside, California
The 12th annual Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP 12) in Riverside, California will be held in October 2011. Each year, over 3,000 students, teachers and parents participate in this free interactive science event, which features a popular high-spirited science show starring General Atomics Fusion Education Team members. Event booths offer hands-on activities covering biology, chemistry, physics and engineering design and implementation. STEP at Riverside is NAVSEA Corona, the US Dept. of Energy, and dozens of businesses help support this effort. For more information, visit http://myscienceeducation.com
November 14 - 18, 2011 APS/DPP Meeting at Salt Lake City, Utah
The 53rd annual American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics will once again be host to presentations and discussions on topics in the exciting world of plasma physics. Scientists from across the nation and around the world will discuss laser physics, diagnostics development, nuclear fusion, astrophysics, and fluids physics. Teachers from the surrounding area are invited to participate in no-cost Teachers Day workshop activities on Tuesday, November 15 and students are encouraged to urge their teachers to bring them to the free Plasma Science Expo held on Thursday and Friday of that week. For more information, visit http://fusioned.gat.com/dppoutreach/index.html