Monday, March 3, 2014

UCSD Young Physicists Program

The young physicists program has been a staple of the UCSD Physics department's outreach to area middle and high school students.  The program is designed provide area students with a chance spend a morning learning about important concepts in physics through the use of demonstrations (such as tesla coils, vacuum cannons, and more), hands on labs, and lectures from current UCSD faculty and researchers.  Following the program, students are provided with pizza and soda.

This Saturday (March 8th) we'll be learning about geometric optics and waves. Students will be able to build (and keep!) their own simple telescopes and learn about the wave behavior in sound, light, and slinkys.

UCSD requires that participants in outreach programs associated with the university fill out a waver once a year.  This waver can be found here

Directions to YPP can be found here