LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 17, 2021—New Mexico students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week, virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Campers will receive materials for conducting hands-on experiments at home, as well as a stipend upon completion. With strong engineering and coding components, this year’s camp will teach students the skills to build and program their own robots, or to design and build their own solar-powered model homes. Approximately 35 campers will be selected for the 2021 camp, which takes place June 7–18, 2021; application deadline is April 9, 2021.
Last year, campers were from Acalde, Chimayó, Espanola, Los Alamos, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and White Rock. The 2021 virtual format will allow campers to attend from more communities in the state. Presenters include approximately 80 scientists, engineers, and other professionals from Los Alamos National Laboratory, 75 percent of whom are female.
- Young women attending New Mexico schools
- Completion of Algebra 1 or higher-level math class. Note: Acceptance is not based on GPA.
- Apply here
Camp sessions also cover professional-development skills such as resumes, interviews, college opportunities in New Mexico, the importance of professional societies, and internships and careers at the Laboratory.