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  • 6 Weeks 6/26 - 8/4 $ TBD Pre-College (2 college credit classes)
  • 6 Weeks 6/26 - 8/4 $ TBD Pre-College (Biology/Lab)
  • 6 Weeks 6/26 - 8/4 $ TBD Pre-College (1 college credit/1 enrichment class)
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Biomedical Research Residental Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Chemistry Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Neuroscience Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Physics Research Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Social Justice Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/21 $ TBD Mathematics Residential Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Biomedical Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Chemistry Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Neuroscience Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Physics Research Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Social Justice Day Academy
  • 3 Weeks 7/2 - 7/20 $ TBD Mathematics Day Academy
  • 2 Weeks Session #1 7/9 - 7/21 $ TBD Penn Prep Program
  • 2 Weeks Session #2 7/23 - 8/4 $ TBD Penn Prep Program
  • 2 Weeks Session #1* 7/10 - 7/20 $ TBD Penn Prep Program Day
  • 2 Weeks Session #2* 7/24 - 8/3 $ TBD Penn Prep Program Day

6 week program open to students completing grades 10 & 11.

2 and 3 week program open to students completing grades 9, 10 & 11.

Residential tuition includes: Term fees, academic programs, laundry, use of facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 meals on Sunday, no meals Saturday), recreation pass (for students ages 16 and above), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

 

 

University of Pennsylvania - Curricula & Courses

Experimental Physics Academy

  • Top Experimental Physics
    • Experimental Physics Research Program:  The Penn Experimental Physics Research Academy allows students to take advantage of the vast research facilities on Penn’s campus to explore modern physics topics that are out of reach for most high school programs.

      Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, and gravity. Each week of the program is devoted to a major topic.

      A typical day starts with several lectures on topics and important ideas in physics. Once or twice a week, faculty members from Penn speak about their research work, and students present group reports on the work they have done while at PSSA. Afternoons are typically spent in the lab.

      Week 1:The first week of the program is devoted to mechanics and optics. You will learn mechanics in preparation for a field trip to a local amusement park, where you will study the physics of rides with the help of electronic data logging devices and computers.

      Week 2: In the second week, we begin with basic electricity and prove basic theory through the knowledge and lab skills developed throughout the week.

      Week 3: During the final week, each lab group will construct and use its own apparatus to measure the speed of light.

      The program is organized to allow students to become familiar with labratory hardware they use and to actually assemble and test some of it. The goal is for students not just to leave the lab with data but also to understand that data and to determine its reliability.

      Program Director: William Berner

      Bill Berner is the Lab Director for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to working at Penn, he taught high school Physics for 25 years.

      $500 Supplemental lab fee.