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The University of Maryland Physics Department is pleased to offer our Physics Summer Outreach Program. This program is open to all upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. While the 9th grade program focuses on classical physics, the advanced program jumps into the world of modern physics. 


Physics Summer Program - For Rising 9th Graders

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This program introduces rising 9th graders to physics through an exploration of classical physics and modern applications. Participants dive into physics with hands-on laboratory experiments, activities, and discussions of physics in current events. Physics concepts are brought to life with demonstrations specifically made available to the program from the Physics Demonstration Facility‚Äôs expansive collection. In addition to physics concepts, participants learn programming through a project linking technology and physics. The program also includes research laboratory tours, interesting speakers, and discussions of careers in physics. 

 

Dates:

July 8-12, 2019 
July 29-August 2, 2019 

*Program runs Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Location:

University of Maryland (commuter camp)

Cost:

The program cost to participants is $25 due at the time of acceptance. The major cost of this program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute.

Application:

Applications for this program are closed for summer 2019. 

Contact:

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Physics Summer Girls Program - Advanced (10th-12th Grade)

Applications open January 7, 2019

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While the rising 9th grader program focuses on classical physics, the advanced program jumps into the exciting world of modern physics. Participants learn about topics ranging from relativity to antimatter, quantum mechanics, physical uncertainty, quantum computing and more. The program is filled with hands-on lab activities, visits to cutting-edge research labs, discussions with professors and graduate students who conduct modern physics research and a project to make the discussions of modern topics tangible. Students are introduced to topics that they will likely not be offered in their high school classes, from the thought experiments of Einstein to current applications in code breaking. 
  

Dates:

July 29-August 9, 2019 

*Program runs Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.

Location:

University of Maryland (commuter camp)

Cost:

The program cost to participants is $25 due at the time of acceptance. The major cost of this program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through the Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute.

Application:

Applications for this program are closed for summer 2019. 

Contact:

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Please include applicant name, program year, and program name in the subject line.

 


Program History

Since its inception, over 1,500 students have attended this program. Past participants have gone on to become engineers, doctors, computer specialist and, of course, physicists. Participants have come not only from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC but also from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and all over the world.