The 2014 Physics Academy has reached full capacity and is no longer accepting applications.
Taught by members of Penn’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and regional physics teachers, this program combines in-depth lectures andiscussions on mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics, and astrophysics with hands-on experiments to measure the speed of light and a field trip to an amusement park to study the physics of rides using electronic data-logging devices.
Other activities include an afternoon at Penn’s indoor rock-climbing wall to learn first-hand about how best to use friction to counteract the force of gravity as well as a tour of the Franklin Institute planetarium and observatory.
Are you a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school student? Learn how you could attend this program free of charge through our Penn Summer Scholars Program.