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Resource: National Energy Lab Educational Programs

NETL StaffThe National Energy Technology Laboratory maintains a list of educational resources and opportunities for all levels of education. The goal of NETL’s education programs is to enhance interest in math and science and to provide resources and instructional materials. NETL provides research participation, workshops, career days, science fairs, instructional materials, in-house tour information, community outreach programs, and events.

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Resource: Los Alamos National Lab Educational Programs

LANL Bringing Science to SchoolsMulti-program Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico provides a number of different programs and materials for learners and educators at all levels. Last year, more than 1,200 students took advantage of educational opportunities at LANL. The lab offers high school work experience options, online resources for both teachers and students, student profiles, internships, teacher professional development, conferences, educational tours, mentoring opportunities, undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and a mobile science museum.

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Open House: Plasma Physics Day, Princeton, NJ. May 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will host an Open House on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LCome to the hottest place in New Jerseyand find out about fusion energy — the process that powers the sun and other stars. Location: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, James Forrestal Campus, Plainsboro, New Jersey. Cost: Free. Photo IDs required of visitors 18 and older.

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Teachers’ Summer: DOE National Labs, 4-8 weeks

The Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (DOE ACTS) program provides STEM educators (Grades 5-12) with sustained, intensive professional development that is experientially based and utilizes the wealth of mentoring talent at DOE National Laboratories. Educators integrate the teaching of STEM disciplines with the practice of science, establish long-term relationships with their mentor scientists and teaching colleagues, transferring their experiences to the classroom. Application deadline: April 15, 2010. 2011 application information pending.

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