New Mexico middle and high school students encouraged to apply for free, two-week Summer Physics Camp for Young Women

Application deadline: April 9, 2021

March 17, 2021

New Mexico Middle and High School Students Encouraged to Apply
Learn from the women scientists and engineers of Los Alamos National Laboratory at the 2021 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, a free, virtual experience including hands-on experiments you can do from home. Last year’s participants hailed from Acalde, Chimayó, Espanola, Los Alamos, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, and White Rock.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., March 17, 2021—New Mexico students are encouraged to apply for the free, two-week, virtual Summer Physics Camp for Young Women, taught primarily by women scientists and engineers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Campers will receive materials for conducting hands-on experiments at home, as well as a stipend upon completion. With strong engineering and coding components, this year’s camp will teach students the skills to build and program their own robots, or to design and build their own solar-powered model homes. Approximately 35 campers will be selected for the 2021 camp, which takes place June 7–18, 2021; application deadline is April 9, 2021.

Last year, campers were from Acalde, Chimayó, Espanola, Los Alamos, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and White Rock. The 2021 virtual format will allow campers to attend from more communities in the state. Presenters include approximately 80 scientists, engineers, and other professionals from Los Alamos National Laboratory, 75 percent of whom are female.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Young women attending New Mexico schools
  • Completion of Algebra 1 or higher-level math class. Note: Acceptance is not based on GPA.
  • Apply here

Camp sessions also cover professional-development skills such as resumes, interviews, college opportunities in New Mexico, the importance of professional societies, and internships and careers at the Laboratory.

For more information: or contact Josefina Salazar (505) 695-4030.