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Professor Presents at American Physical Society Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dr. Samuel Lightner, Westminster College professor and chair of the Department of Physics, presented two workshops for high school teachers at the American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP) meeting Nov. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla.

Lightner was a co-presenter for the workshops at the APS-DPP-sponsored Teachers Day. About 50 teachers attended the two sessions: "Plasmas 101" and "Fusion Demonstration Activities for Your Classroom."

He also presented topics in plasma physics and fusion science to students in two Orlando area middle schools. Over two days, Lightner taught 215 students in 14 classes.

His attendance at the meeting was funded by a grant from the Department of Energy through the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in support of education and outreach. 

Lightner, who has been with Westminster since 1970, earned an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. 

Contact Lightner at (724) 946-7204 or e-mail for additional information. 

Dr. Lightner in Orlando Classroom