Youth in Physics Summer Program

The virtual Youth in Physics Summer Program is a new opportunity for high school students ages 13-18 to meet and learn from leaders in the field of physics. 


This 4 week program will allow the participating students to be taught from physicists about their research, life as a physicist, as well as an introduction to more advanced topics that will be beyond what they learn in the average AP/honors physics course. The program will also be held completely online and will be composed of volunteers. 

The 2021 Youth in Physics Summer Program application is now closed.

Program Description

Over the four weeks of online activity students enrolled in this program will be able to virtually meet physicists and professors from schools across the U.S and learn from their experiences and expertise. They will also be able to interact with other like-minded peers who are driven to learn. Participants will gain career insights and new knowledge through interactive games and challenges held throughout the camp.


Any new physics that is taught will not be too in depth so no prior knowledge will be required but there will be a range of topics participants would not have been taught in an AP physics course. For example, theoretical physics concepts. Students will work on understanding on a basic level so that they can have a better idea of what they will want to focus on in the future.

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Who Should Apply?

Students are welcome to apply if they meet the following criteria:


  • Have an interest in learning from leaders in the physics field

  • By the program start date the applicant is age 13-18. Or 9th-12th grade

  • Understand that the program will run according to EST

  • Want to be introduced to the academic fields of physics.

  • Lower income students are highly encouraged to apply

The Youth in Physics Summer Program does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, or religion. As long as all requirements are met, the applicant will be considered.

Program Costs

This program is free of cost to all high school students. We are a nonprofit receiving funding through our sponsors and donations.

Application Details

For the Youth in Physics Summer Program 2021, applicants should expect to provide the following:

  • An online application accessed and sent through this website

  • A detailed response to a short essay question

  • Description of up to 5 extracurricular activities done outside of school

Admission decisions to the program will be emailed through the email used when applying. All students should expect to receive a decision before May 3rd 2021. Students under 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian fill out an online permission form in order to participate. Basic information such as school, name, and grade will also be asked on the application.

Important Dates

March 1, 2021 

Applications begin and students will be notified of their status by email.

May 1, 2021

Last day to apply.

May 3, 2021

All Students will be notified of their status by this day.

June 7 - July 4, 2021

Online Program in session.