Dear DPP Member,
The APS DPP has always sought to foster relationships between plasma physicists, the education community and the public. Since 1988, DPP has made positive inroads into local educational communities at its annual meetings, hosting a Science Teachers Day of professional workshops, and a Plasma Sciences Expo for students. We invite you to join us to underwrite the costs for these exciting educational programs this year. (Photos from the 2012 Sciences Expo can be seen at this link: http://apsdpp.org/outreach/2012apsmeeting-photos.php
Science Teachers Day offers workshops, demonstrations, and opportunities for one-on-one interactions between educators and plasma physicists. Hundreds of teacher participants have learned about plasma science and its applications, from artificial lighting to nuclear fusion. While increasing educator's competence and confidence to bring plasma science into their classrooms, these teachers have also made crucial connections with our professional scientific community. Similarly, thousands of students attending the Plasma Sciences Expo have interacted directly with researchers from academia and industry; national and international scientists illuminate the world of plasma physics with exciting hands-on demonstrations.
Teachers Day and the Plasma Sciences Expo continue to be high points of the DPP annual meeting, and have helped gain a reputation as a leader with the American Physical Society's Education and Diversity Department. You can be part of these successful DPP programs. Please join us to underwrite the costs of these educational experiences offered during the annual meeting. Donors are acknowledged on the Education and Outreach Fundraising page.
Suggested donations are:
* Individual - $25 to $250
* Supporting Organization - $500 or more
* Sponsoring Organization - $1,000 or more
Your donation will help support complimentary teacher classroom curriculum distributed to educators on Teachers Day, student bussing to the Sciences Expo, and demonstrations during both programs. Your tax-deductible gift can be made by check, payable to the "American Physical Society" with "DPP Education Outreach" included in the memo. Mail to:
Donor Relations Manager
American Physical Society
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Thank you, we appreciate your generous donation. You may read about our current program when you visit www.apsdpp.org and click on Science Teachers Day/Plasma Expo in the News box.
We are interested in your ideas for workshops during Teachers Day and booths at Sciences Expo. Do not hesitate to contact me if you believe you or your organization will help us present plasma physics to educators and the general public in an engaging hands-on way.
Paul Miller, DPP Education & Outreach Chair