- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Girls Only
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Astronomy, Physics, Coding
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: Free
The Stanford Program for Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Physics (SPINWIP) is a virtual summer outreach program hosted by the Stanford Physics Department, designed to get high-school girls excited about physics. This 3-week program is completely free to participants, and is held through video chat. First-generation students and students from underrepresented backgrounds in physics are particularly encouraged to apply. No prior knowledge of physics or coding is needed.
Students will learn about cutting-edge research in physics in fields such as quantum physics, quantum computing, astrophysics, and cosmology. They will also learn how to code in Python, and then apply their coding skills to physics-based projects. Students will attend lectures by Stanford professors and researchers and work in small groups led by Stanford undergraduates, as well as attend college planning and career development workshops. Students will have the opportunity to form mentorship relationships with Stanford students and professors.
Eligibility: High-school students. Students from countries outside the US are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to first-generation students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds in physics, as well as rising juniors. While this program is geared towards women in physics, students of all genders and gender identities are welcome to apply.