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Youth in Physics Summer Program

Program Description

This summer 2023 the YiPS program will focus on an exploration of aerospace aeronautics, and space science topics. Over the two weeks of online activity, students enrolled in this program will be able to virtually meet 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 projects and activities held throughout the camp.


Any new physics that is taught will not be too in depth so no prior knowledge will not be required. However, there will be a range of topics participants would not have been taught in an AP physics course. 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.

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 8th-12th grade

  • Understand that the program will run according to EST

  • Want to be introduced to be introduced to various physics concepts and career paths.

  • 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 Cost

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 2023 Youth in Physics Summer Program, 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 June 1st 2023. 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
Application Opens: March 27, 2023
Application Closes: May 20, 2023
Decisions Released: by June 1st, 2023
Program in Session: June 19, 2023 - June 30,2023 (dates subject to change)

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