Mark the date! Join us at the European Fusion Teacher Day 2020

Source: FuseNet

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the European agency Fusion for Energy (F4E) and b_TEC Foundation invite all Secondary and High-school teachers to take part in a live webinar, coordinated by the European Fusion Education Network FuseNet, with connections in Catalan and Spanish from Barcelona and English from several spots in Europe on the 2nd of October 2020.

The webinar will aim at giving teachers the tools and knowledge they need in order to introduce fusion in the classrooms. Such state-of-the-art concepts can certainly be hard to introduce into schools, thus we truly think this is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to do it.

Open to all science and physics teachers in Europe, the event consists of an afternoon in which the newest developments in nuclear fusion as well as newly developed classroom materials on fusion are being presented. During the day you will get a look behind the scenes of the most groundbreaking fusion experiments of today and learn about fusion first-hand from experts in the field.

Aerial picture over the ITER tokamak bulding site in Cadarache, France, April 2020. Source: ITER Organization.

Together with FuseNet, we would like to make knowledge of nuclear fusion accessible for everyone. To secure the future of nuclear fusion, a skilled and diverse fusion workforce is needed: young people should be welcomed to the fusion research and engineering community. For many people, secondary school teachers are the first ambassadors of science they would meet in their lives: the impact of enthusiastic role-models with a passion for science on eager students is incredible. Therefore, with FuseNet we want to reach out to you as a teacher to provide you with classroom opportunities.

Among others, live connections will be made with the oldest and the largest tokamaks in operation as well with international fusion experiment ITER, and presentation material for in the classroom will be shared.

A view inside the JET tokamak located at Culham, Oxfordshire, UK, which is the largest fusion device currently in operation. Source: JET.

More information on the event can be found here. On these pages you can sign up for the event by the 20th of September and find all relevant information, from the program for the day, to a step by step manual on how to set up your remote connection.

Participation in the event and the material will be free of charge.

The Catalan local programme of this event is organized under the auspices of the FusionCAT project with reference number 001-P-001722 that has been co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020, with the support of Generalitat of Catalonia.

 

 

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