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2021 Virtual Advanced Physics Summer Girls Program

This program, designed for high school students (rising 9th-12th graders), will include physics lessons and activities created for a virtual environment.  Students will engage with interesting research and career speakers, virtual tours of world-class physics labs, and participate in STEM professional development and networking activities.  Materials kits will be available for pick-up from campus.  This program will run July 26th-30th and be from 9:30am-12:00pm.  Camp attendance will have an application fee of $60.00.   


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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 - Advanced (10th-12th Grade)

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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. 


July 27-August 7, 2020 

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


University of Maryland (commuter camp)


The program cost to participants is $25 (nonrefundable) 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.


Applications open Friday, January 24th. 

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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.