Women in Plasma Physics

There's not a lot of us, but all you need is a small spark to ignite a big future!

Princeton Women in Plasma Physics (PWiPP) was founded in 2017 by Laura Xin Zhang and Sierra Jubin. In September 2018, we welcomed four new members: Alexandra LeViness, Jessica Li, Kendra Bergstedt, and Suying Jin. The fresh energy brought by them has helped bring the group out of the serenity of the Princeton Forrestal campus and into the real world.

Over the past year, we started sharing our passion with younger women in STEM. We hosted a seminar to introduce undergraduate students to the field of plasma physics and participated in the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics 2019 at TCNJ as panelists and exhibitors. We’re also frequent collaborators and participants of outreach activities organized by the PPPL science education department.

PWiPP is on a mission: we aim to foster a supportive community for women in plasma physics at Princeton, to inspire younger women to join the (plasma) physics community via educational outreach, and most importantly, to empower women scientists of the future.

 

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