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    Stanford University: SPINWIP

    Stanford University: SPINWIP


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Astronomy, Physics, Coding, Career Exploration
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    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. College planning and career development workshops are also part of the program. Students will have the opportunity to form mentorship relationships with Stanford students and professors.

    Eligibility: Female and gender minority students in high school, between 9th to 11th grade at the time of application. Students from countries outside the US are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to first-generation students, students from underrepresented backgrounds in physics, as well as rising seniors.