Program Length:  3-weeks

Location: Virtual

Admissions Requirement:
Female and gender minority students in high school, between 9th to 11th grade at the time of application.
Students from countries outside the US are welcome to apply.
Preference will be given to first-generation students, students from underrepresented backgrounds in physics, as well as rising seniors.

Application Deadline: Early May

The Stanford Program for Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Physics (SPINWIP) stands out as an innovative virtual summer physics program experience specifically crafted to engage and inspire high-school girls in the captivating world of physics. Taking place on Zoom, SPINWIP offers a comprehensive itinerary aimed at nurturing a deep passion and understanding of physics among its participants. This virtual summer physics program is structured to cater to individuals with varying levels of familiarity with the subject matter, making it accessible to all interested students, regardless of their prior exposure to physics or coding. Throughout the duration of this virtual summer physics program, students are exposed to a diverse array of captivating topics encompassing cutting-edge research in physics, including but not limited to quantum physics, quantum computing, astrophysics, and cosmology. One distinctive feature of this virtual summer physics program is its integration of coding instruction, with a specific focus on Python. SPINWIP goes beyond academic enrichment by offering a learning experience that extends past traditional classroom settings. Participants engage in dynamic lectures delivered by Stanford professors and researchers, gaining first hand exposure to groundbreaking research and real-world applications of physics concepts. Additionally, small group projects facilitated by Stanford undergraduates foster collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills, providing participants with a supportive environment to explore and apply their newfound knowledge. Inclusivity lies at the heart of SPINWIP’s mission, with a dedicated commitment to fostering diversity and representation within the field of physics. First-generation students and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply, with preference given to rising seniors. Furthermore, this virtual summer physics program welcomes applications from female and gender minority students from countries outside the United States. So what are you waiting for? This virtual summer physics program is completely free and there’s no harm in applying, so start thinking about why you want to explore physics this summer, and start preparing your application today!

Cost: None.

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