Physics camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in
Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment.
Two-week camps are taught by Physics teachers who have attended gender equity
training. Camps are held in high school classrooms and can accommodate up to 60
girls who have taken the prerequisite courses for AP Physics.
Students take field trips to a University and to a technology related company.
To introduce students to STEM careers, time is allotted each day for a female
speaker working in STEM field.
"Women should know, now more than ever, that
engineering is a career that brings together passion, creativity and
intelligence to a job where you can help people."
Dr. Irena Atov
Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering
Camp feedback from students
"I am excited to
show off next year in AP physics."
"The instructors were funny, entertaining, and had good teaching methods that
fit my learning style."
"I liked how you incorporated real life situations."
"We learned a lot in just two weeks. The instructors and TAs made it easy for us
to ask questions."
"They really cared if we were getting the information."
"The calculators were PINK!!"
"I liked asking the TAs because each one had a different way of explaining
things that helped a lot."
"We got a lot of hands-on activities, which we don't always get at school."
"I liked how you guys let us figure it out instead of just giving us the
"The warm-ups were super entertaining."
Topics covered include:
- Problem solving
- Experimental design
- Ohm's law and series circuits
- Parallel circuits
- Velocity and acceleration
- Spatial skills
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of the things you taught me this
summer! I was accepted to a university College of Engineering, and I don't think
that I would have even applied if I had not gone to the AP Physics Camp over the
summer. I ended up writing one of my essays for college about the camp and I am
extremely grateful for everything that you did for us this summer."