THE COALITION FOR
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Plasma science and its many applications make significant
contributions to society and to the quality of our lives. But this
exciting and rapidly progressing field of science is little
understood or appreciated by the general public, including the media,
the education community and policy-makers.
As a result, progress in education, support for basic research, and the pace of technological innovations stemming from plasma science all suffer.
To remedy this situation, a group of individuals and organizations with an interest in plasma science research and applications joined together to form the Coalition.
The mission of CPS is to increase public awareness and understanding of plasma science and its many applications and benefits for society.
The goals and objectives of CPS are to:
- Unite the plasma science research community behind a common message about the value and importance of its research, and share that message via publications, presentations and special events;
- Promote a strategy of educational out-reach aimed at the K-12 level;
- Broaden support for ongoing plasma science research and
educational efforts within the scientific community, at colleges and
universities, at the national laboratories and in the business and
- Maintain a web site that provides information about plasmas and has appropriate references and links to show the wonder, utility and diversity of plasmas.
Meetings of the Coalition are typically held the third Thursday
of the month. Participation in the Coalition is accomplished
by conference call - a virtual meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Current Member Organizations (as of
- American Geophysical Union,
Space Physics and Aeronomy Section
- American Physical
Society, Division of Plasma Physics
- American Vacuum Society, Plasma Science and Technology Division
- Applied Materials
- Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.
- Canadian Association of Physicists, Division of Plasma Physics
- Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, Baylor University
- Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado
- Center for Multiscale Wave-Materials Interactions, Penn State University
- Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, University of Wisconsin
- Centre de Physique des Plasmas et de leurs Applications de Toulouse (CPAT) - Universite Toulouse 3 - CNRS, France
- Cooke Vacuum Products
- Cornell University Laboratory of Plasma Studies
- CSIRO, Telecommunications
& Industrial Physics, Plasma Research Group, Australia
- Department of Electrical Engineering, Washington University
- Decysive Systems
- Eastlund Scientific
- European Network "Efficient Lighting for the 21st Century"
- Fusion Energy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Gaseous Electronics Conference
- General Atomics
- General Electric Company
- Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
- Green Power Systems, LLC
- Hampton University, Center for
Fusion Research and Training
- Hydrogen MicroSystems, LLC
- IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
- Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India
- Institute for Fusion
Studies, University of Texas at Austin
- Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, India
- International Conference on Crossed Field Devices and Applications
- K-Plasma, Ltd.
- Lawrence Berkeley National
- Lawrence Livermore National
- Lawrenceville Plasma Physics
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- MIT Plasma Science and
Physics Laboratory, SRI International
- Old Dominion University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- OSRAM Sylvania Inc
- Plasma Laboratory, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India
- Plasma Laboratory, City University of Hong Kong
- Plasma & Pulsed Power Group, Loughborough University, UK
- Plasmas International
- Porton Plasma Innovations (P2i) Ltd
- Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- Research Applied
- SAFER (Scientists Advocating for Fusion Energy Research)
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Science Applications International
- Southwest Research Institute
- UCLA Institute of Plasma
and Fusion Research
- University of Maryland
- University of Michigan
- University of Montana, Department of Physics and Astronomy
- University of Nevada, Reno,
- University of Southern California
- Vacuum Society of Australia
- Van Fleet & Associates
JOIN THE COALITION
Email to CPS@plasmacoalition.org,
or call toll free 1-877 - PLASMAS (1-877-752-7627).
A member of the Coalition for Plasma Science Steering Committee will be in
touch with you regarding prospective membership for your organization.