Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Consortium and Pojoaque Valley High School are hosting a two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico.

This camp will take place June 11 to 22nd at the Pojoaque Valley High School, and will run from 9am to 3:30pm every day.

The application deadline is April 30th, 2018. This summer camp is free to students and lunch will be provided. Participants who complete the program will be provided a stipend. Transportation from New Mexico Park and Ride depot in Pojoaque (Cities of Gold parking area) can be arranged.

This camp will give students a better understanding of the physics of the sun, Earth and everything in between, participants will learn how to write computer programs and get introduced to internship opportunities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Daily activities will include demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments, and discussions with female scientists and engineers from the Laboratory. One day will be dedicated to visiting Los Alamos research facilities.

Requirements: Young women attending high school in Northern New Mexico. Must have completed Algebra I or high-level math course.

To apply:

  • Send a letter expressing why you are interested in this program, how you believe this program will be useful to you and state your current career interests.
  • Ask a teacher from your school to send a letter supporting your participation.
  • Ask your school to send your high school transcript or equivalent that shows that you have completed Algebra I or higher-level math course.
  • All documents should be sent to lanl-physics-camp@lanl.gov.

If you have any questions contact Josefina Salazar, 665-0987 or email lanl-physics-camp@lanl.gov.

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