Pre-College Experience in Physics
To Encourage the Participation of Women in Science
PREP is a summer science program for selected 9th or 10th graders from Rochester area public and private high schools. Our aim is to encourage young women's interest in science. The three and a half week program, on the University of Rochester campus, provides an introduction to physics through a sequence of hands-on, inquiry-driven laboratory activities with experienced instructors. Tours of many of the University's research facilities and presentations by researchers give PREP students exposure to a range of science and technology careers.
- Learn about the "laws of physics" by seeing them in action
- See how these skills and concepts relate to real life
- Meet real scientists as an exploration of scientific careers
- Find out new things and get a taste of college science
- HAVE FUN with other students interested in science!
- Tuition is free to all participants (thanks to the support of our sponsors listed below).
- Students are expected to commute to the program; housing is not provided.
- Participants provide their own transportation and lunch.
- Attendance required: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.
- No previous physics is required. NO HOMEWORK!
- No college credit is awarded for participation. However, PREP does provide exposure to the college environment, including sessions with current undergraduates and an admissions counselor.
For a report on last summer's program, go here.
To download an application, with current program dates and application deadline, go here.
For further information, contact:
Ms. Connie Jones, Administrative Assistant
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Bausch and Lomb 253
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0171
Voice mail: (585) 275-5306
FAX: (585) 273-3237
Prof. Steven Manly
PREP is organized and supported by:
- The Department of Physics and Astronomy - University of Rochester
- The DOE and NSF US groups of the CMS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
- The Division of High Energy Physics, US Department of Energy