TO THE WOMEN IN PHYSICS CAMP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
We can only accept a small number of girls per year. Rather than having a first-come-first-serve policy, potential campers are required to fill out an application, write a short essay about why they would like to attend camp, and have the recommendation form filled out by a science teacher.
If you have any questions regarding camp or the application process, feel free to contact Preston Dozier, the camp director, at WIPPhysicsCamp@gmail.com!
Once a camper has completed the WIP beginners camp, they have the opportunity to attend the advanced camp the following summer! In this week long camp we will be building circuits, exploring space, and looking at many other physical concepts pertaining to upper level physics!
Interested in volunteering with the Women in Physics camp? Contact Preston Dozier at WIPPhysicscamp@gmail.com!
What the Women in Physics camp is all about
Physics is all around us. From the simple act of kicking a soccer ball to exploring distant planets, physics helps us explain and understand our world. The WIP Physics Camp offers a science packed week, with topics that include mechanics, electromagnetism, rockets, optics, astronomy, engineering, planetary science and more!
During camp, students will work together in small teams under the guidance of a UTD Physics student and lead by a veteran camper (Team Leader) to investigate physics with hands-on projects. During the activities, the girls will be given numerous opportunities to use creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork as they explore the wonderful world of physics. Teams will engage in friendly competition to demonstrate how well they have learned to work together in collecting and analyzing data, an important part of any science or engineering career.
Throughout the camp, members of the Women in Physics, Science and Math Education Department, and Physics Department (all faculty and students at UTD) will serve as course instructors. Campers will also be guided by experienced girls returning as Team Leaders from previous years. A low instructor-to-student ratio ensures personalized attention for each camper.