Group 2015

Slinky Group

This week-long camp is designed as a series of exciting, hands-on workshops that emphasize design thinking, problem solving, and construction.   Physics concepts are brought to life with demonstrations specifically made available to the program from the Physics Demonstration Facility’s expansive collection. Participants will learn programming through projects linking technology and physics.  Students will have the opportunity to work with various tools, materials, and equipment in the Physics Vortex Makerspace, as well as other STEM related makerspaces on campus. This immersive week aims to provide a snapshot of a STEM professional’s life – technical work, experiment, apparatus creation, and communication of projects and results. 



Space is limited. Program may move to an online format if neccessary.


University of Maryland (commuter camp)






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Program History

This program introduces rising 9th graders to physics through an exploration of classical physics and modern applications. The program also includes research laboratory tours, interesting speakers, and discussions of careers in physics.