Applications being Accepted for 2023 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women

Applications being Accepted for 2023 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women

Applications are now being accepted for the 7th annual 2023 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women

This 2 week long summer Physics camp will take place from June 5- 16, 2023 at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The camp offers a unique opportunity for young women (including transgender women or nonbinary) to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with STEM professionals.

The camp will explore topics related to Energy and Energy Security (reliable, affordable access to all fuels and energy sources) and offer students a chance to boost their understanding of how STEM improves the world around us through activities, speakers, tours, and a hands-on project.

For more information see the Summer Physics Camp for Young Women Flyer.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students living in northern NM, central NM and/or NM tribal communities who are women (including transgender women) or nonbinary.
  • Completed Algebra I or a higher-level math course
  • Able to commit to 2 week full participation

If you are curious, love learning, and enjoy a challenge, we would love for you to apply! Acceptance to the Camp is NOT based on grade point average. The camp will provide free lunch and snacks! There is no cost to attend and participants who complete the program will be offered a stipend.

The application is due April 1, 2023. 

For information on how to apply see the Summer Physics Camp for Young Women website!

Questions:  spcyw-nm@lanl.gov

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Share your time and expertise: Volunteer at the free physics camp this summer

Success depends on support of people like you

The 2023 Summer Physics Camp (June 5-16) will be in person at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, bringing young women and nonbinary students from across New Mexico together to meet scientists, engineers, technicians, technologists and STEM role models.

During the two-week camp, students will learn about STEM concepts through hands-on experiments, short talks and demonstrations. The camp will also provide professional development sessions and information about careers and educational opportunities in New  Mexico (such as local colleges, trade schools, STEM careers in the military, internships at national laboratories).

The Summer Physics Camp needs volunteers to make an impact on the next generation of women in STEM, in their communities and in the national security enterprise and mission. The success of the camp depends on people just like you.

Volunteer your time as a role model

Share your expertise and give a lecture, lead hands-on demonstrations or a virtual tour, support an in-person tour of Lab facilities on June 8, or share about your experiences working as a STEM scientist. Every shared experience is meaningful.

Time slots for volunteers are flexible to accommodate different schedules. If you’d like to volunteer at this year’s camp for an hour, half a day or more, simply fill out the Volunteer Form and the camp’s organizers will get in touch with you.

Share the news

Spread the word — encourage students to apply and share with fellow STEM scientists who may be interested in volunteering.

This program is supported by the New Mexico Consortium.