Summer Enrichment Experience - Physics and Thermodynamics
Science and Engineering: Experimenting with Basic Concepts
This academic summer camp aims to introduce and reinforce the basic concepts of physics and thermodynamics to middle school students with a college twist. Some key concepts that will be explored are Faraday’s induction principle with an emphasis on alternative energy; laws of thermodynamics, with emphasis on solar energy and energy storage; laminar and turbulent flow, with emphasis on aerodynamics and wind energy; and the principles of optics and measurements applied to astronomy. Each day, lectures will be accompanied with demonstrations, then reinforced by participants working in small groups to do hands-on experiments, including an electronic project and creating a solar pinhole camera. Activities include field trips to the Goddard Space Flight Center and another to Potomac Photonics, a 3D laser company.
The program is taught by Dr. Carlos Romero-Talamas, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, July 23-27, to future engineers entering 6th to 8th grades.
Register your children here: https://see.umbc.edu/see-descriptions-2/science-and-engineering-experimenting-with-basic-concepts/
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