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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
Dennis J. Strickler, Lee A. Berry, Steven P. Hirshman
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 41 | Number 2 | March 2002 | Pages 107-115
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST02-A206
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A method is presented for designing coils for compact stellarators. In contrast to methods that select a finite number of coils from an optimal continuous surface current distribution, the COILOPT code solves for the optimal parameters in an explicit representation of modular coils on a toroidal winding surface that is well separated from the plasma boundary, together with the coefficients of the winding surface. The problem is posed as a balance between approximating a prescribed magnetic configuration and satisfying certain critical engineering requirements. Results are presented for quasi-axisymmetric and quasi-poloidal compact stellarator designs.