Three times a year the PSFC reaches out to High Schools (December), Middle Schools (March), and Elemntary Schools (May) around Massachusetts, inviting one teacher and their students from each school to a spend a day at the Center. Through tours, talks and demonstrations, attendees learn about plasmas, their behavior, and their role in harnessing fusion energy. Students will have the opportunity to see how plasmas are confined, to perform hands-on demonstrations with electromagnetism, and to review the progress of MIT's plasma experiments, including the Alcator C-MOD tokamak.
Our next Outreach Day will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 for high schools. Registration is closed as of Friday, November 17, 2023. Please email Jenn Scarborough for questions. Registration for our March Middle School Outreach Day will open January 3rd, 2024.