Construct and test your own models during this high energy program! We'll look at aerodynamics, centripetal force, critical laws of physics, and much more. If you want to spend your summer outdoors in this academic program while building up your engineering credentials, join us for Applied Physics and Engineering!
Students in this pre-college program will construct and test model planes while examining principles surrounding thrust, lift, and drag as well as weight under different experimental conditions. They explore ways in which ailerons, elevators, rudders, and flaps affect the plane’s stability. This pre-college program culminates in individual research papers and presentations. This program is great for gifted teens who love tech and physics.
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'We progressed from building paper airplanes to making gliders to finally constructing our own airplanes. I liked that we got to make remote control airplanes and the field trips were very interesting. The teacher explaining the topics very well. The teacher assistant was very helpful as well.'
'The program was very hands-on which was great. My teacher was highly interested in fostering the development of my knowledge in the area of air and space science.'
'The program was very educational and it taught me a lot about physics and aerospace engineering. Mr. Genova was not only kind but very helpful as well.'
'I had a lot of fun in the class and learned a lot about the physics of flight as well as what makes a plane successful. Mr. Genova was an excellent teacher and TA Brian was really helpful.'
"I enjoyed learning about the physics and equations for how a plane flies. It was very interesting and engaging. Building the foam planes was also very cool. Mr. Genova was always willing to help people."
"I definitely learned a lot these three weeks while being able to apply my knowledge into something that could fly. The hands-on aspect was a good learning experience and a relief from the common traditional classroom setting I have during the school year."
"I liked that we touched on the mathematical part of physics that tied into our projects. Our teachers let us test our ideas as what engineers do. I’m glad that we were able to design things from scratch and not set projects."
“On the whole, the program was fantastic. We made, tested and flew planes and learned the physics behind how they fly and using that knowledge to improve on the designs. I liked how the teachers challenged us and the way we think, enabling us to think outside the box!”
“Throughout the physics and engineering program I was able to expand my knowledge on physics and it allowed for an amazing experience that I learned from and had fun. The teachers were exceptional and always supported us through the process.”
“Our program consists of learning about the physics of aerodynamics, which gives us students insight to the life of an aerospace engineer. I loved that while we learned a lot, we also have had a lot of time in making rockets and planes. Our teacher made the class interesting while educational and fun. Overall, I have loved this course and I have learned a lot.”