LEAP! (Launch Your Excellent Adventures with Physics)

Grade Level(s): High School

Date(s): Monday, August 14, 2023 - 9am to 5pm

Location: Riddick Hall on NC State Campus (2401 Stinson Drive) - Pickup and Dropoff will be from the Riddick Hearth (the common room on the 3rd floor)

Cost: FREE!!

Description: Are you, or do you know, a high school girl interested in this question: “What is physics, and how is it used to both understand the world around us and fuel the inventions of the future?” Did you know that students taking a physics course in high school are more likely to succeed in pursuing STEM careers? We invite those who identify as girls or as non-binary genders, and also their allies, to join us in exploring physics.

The LEAP! workshop invites students to investigate these questions inside the labs of working scientists at NC State. Typical workshop topics — organized by students, researchers, and faculty from the Physics Department — have included capturing subatomic particles, solar spectra, astrophysics in the computer, atomic force microscopy of DNA, programming Arduinos, organic electronics, microfluidics, fracture, and more!

Support for this workshop comes from the National Science Foundation, under grants DMR-1608097 (to Karen Daniels) and ECCS-1933297 (to Dali Sun).

Contact(s): Dr. Karen Daniels (kdaniel@ncsu.edu)

Application Deadline: July 31, 2023