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Summer Girls - 9th Grade

In the mornings, activities include demonstrations, complete hands-on laboratory experiments, listening to lectures, and documenting their progress in journals. The afternoons are devoted to an ongoing two-week project that teaches participants trial and error and the principles of the scientific method. At the end of the two-week program, parents, teachers and siblings are invited to a closing ceremony where Summer Girls present their favorite demonstrations.

Dates:

Session I: July 6-17, 2015
Session II: July 20-31, 2015

*Program runs daily 8:30am-4:00pm

Location:

University of Maryland (commuter camp)

Cost:

Free - application required. The Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute supports the Summer Girls program.

Application:

Apply Here, accepted through April 30, 2015

Open to rising 9th grade females and males

Summer Girls - Advanced (11th and 12th Grade)

While the 9th grade program focuses on classical physics, the advanced program will jump into the world of modern physics. The program will run daily from 9am – 3pm. Participants will learn about topics ranging from relativity, to antimatter, quantum mechanics, physical uncertainty, quantum computing and more. The afternoons will be filled with hands-on lab activities, visits to cutting-edge research labs, discussions with professors who currently specialize in modern physics and a project to make the discussions of modern topics tangible. Students will be 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:

August 3-14, 2015

*Program runs daily 9:00am-3:00pm

Location:

University of Maryland (commuter camp)

Cost:

Free - application required. The Physics Frontier Center at the Joint Quantum Institute supports the Summer Girls program.

Application:

Apply Here, accepted through April 30, 2015

Open to rising 11th and 12th grade females and males

 

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Physics of Quidditch Summer Camp

This innovative program combines physics, sport, and literature of the Harry Potter novels.   Throughout the week spent immersed in fun and physical activities, participants gain skills in physics, critical thinking, teamwork, playing the sport of quidditch, and an appreciation for the literature that inspired the sport.  Daily activities include: lab experiments in the context of the sport, introduction to applicable physics concepts in mechanics, drills that apply the concepts the sport, and quidditch scrimmages. Throughout the week of the camp, participants develop teams, sorted into two “houses,” in preparation for the final tournament.  The tournament consists of a luncheon for participants and parents, student poster session and the championship game between the two houses.

Dates:

Session I: June 29 - July 3, 2015
Session II: July 13-17, 2015

*Program runs daily 9:00am-4:30pm

Location:

University of Maryland (commuter camp)

Cost:

$300 - Includes equipment

Application:

Available soon!
Open to all rising 7th, 8th, 9th graders

 

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