Experimental Physics Research Academy
July 5 - July 25, 2015
The Physics Academy is no longer accepting applications for summer 2015 as the program has reached full capacity.
Taught by members of Penn’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and regional physics teachers, this program combines in-depth lectures and discussions 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.
Want to learn more? Peruse the blog of three former program participants.
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.