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Fusion Fest showcases high-tech physics work

Fusion Fest at Bay ViewBay View High School hosted industry professionals and representatives from prestigious institutions such as Illinois State University, MIT, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Contemporary Physics Education Project, and General Atomics. Fusion Fest was held on Monday, October 23 to allow attendees to interact with students who showcased their work about plasma, gamma radiation, X-rays, TV and radio, UV radiation, and fusion science.

Physics professors from MIT and Princeton made presentations on the topic of fusion. The Milwaukee Fire Department Hazmat team also performed outdoor demonstrations following the event.

Fusion Fest at Bay View Bay View High School emphasizes an art, design and engineering curriculum that prepares students for the rigors of college and the demands of highly technical career fields. Events like Fusion Fest expand students’ scientific reach and help prepare them for high-demand careers. Immersive science experiences align with the MPS Eight Big Ideas strategy to promote student achievement.

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