LEAP! (Launch Your Excellent Adventures with Physics)

Grade Level(s): High School Girls

Date(s): A Saturday in September (TBD)

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 who take a physics course in high school are more likely to succeed in their pursuit of 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!

Interested in volunteering or helping organize the 2020 event? Contact Karen Daniels

The 2020 event will be held on a Saturday in September (TBD). We are currently (April 2020) holding off on detailed planning while COVID-19 plans are in effect, but signing up now ensures that you are notified once our plans do move forward.

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

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

Application Deadline: August 15, 2020