New Mexico students are invited to apply for the free Summer Physics Camp for Young Women 2024

Women scientists and engineers of Los Alamos National Laboratory lead the two-week camp in Santa Fe

March 12, 2024


New Mexico middle and high school students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, which runs June 10-21, 2024.

The application deadline is April 1, 2024.

Hosted at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, the camp will explore topics related to energy and energy security (reliable, affordable access to all fuels and energy sources) and offers students a chance to boost their understanding of how STEM improves the world. The experience includes hands-on activities, demonstrations, a tour of Los Alamos National Laboratory, talks and a multiday hands-on engineering project.

Camp sessions also cover professional-development skills such as resumes, interviews, college opportunities in New Mexico, professional societies, internships and careers at the Laboratory. Not only is the camp free, but campers receive free lunch and snacks as well as a paid stipend upon completion.

Approximately 36 campers will be selected for the 2024 camp. Students from across New Mexico, including its tribal communities, are encouraged to apply. Selection is not based on GPA but on the impact that the camp can have on the student. To ensure students from rural areas can attend, free residential spots will be available at Santa Fe Indian School to selected students who live more than 60 miles away from Santa Fe and are unable to commute to the camp.

Students who apply should meet the following qualifications:

  • Live in New Mexico, including in tribal communities
  • Completed algebra I or a higher-level math course
  • Able to commit to two-week full participation

Students should give themselves time to secure a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher and school transcripts for the application.

Apply here.

For more information, visit the camp’s webpage or, or contact camp organizer Anna Llobet at or (505) 665-1367.