New Mexico Consortium Sponsors 2020 Summer Physics Camp For Young Women



Applications are being accepted now for the 2020 Summer Physics Camp for Young Women in Northern New Mexico. This camp runs from June 8-19, 2020 at the Pojoaque Valley High School in Pojoaque and is available to young women who have completed Algebra I or a higher level math course.

This two week long camp offers a unique opportunity to explore what careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are all about. The camp will focus on boosting understanding of how STEM is allowing us to accomplish what was unimaginable just a few years ago: exploring Mars, understanding the Big Bang, decifering how DNA folds, understanding fire, predicting the flu and understanding the impacts of meteorites.

The camp will also teach the students practical skills such as writing a resume, interviewing for a job and building your own computer, as well as the basics of computer programming. The camp will also introduce the students to internships at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and local New Mexico colleges.

Daily activities will include demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and presentations and discussions from female scientists and engineers from LANL. One full day will be dedicated to visiting research facilities in Los Alamos.

This camp is FREE to students and lunch will be provided. Participants who complete the program will also receive a stipend, and transportation will be arranged for any student who needs it.

Applications are due April 1, 2020.

Apply by sending the following documents to

  1. A letter expressing why you are interested in this program. Why do you believe this program will be useful to you? What are your current career interests?
  2. A letter from one of your teachers or counselors supporting your participating in this program.
  3. School transcript or equivalent that shows you have completed Algebra I or a higher-level math course.

If you have any questions contact Josefina Salazar at (505) 665-0987 or email

More information can be found at

See the informational flyer for Summer Physics Camp for Young Women here.

The Summer Physics Camp for Young Women is proudly sponsored by the New Mexico Consortium. For anyone wishing to be a sponsor for this program, donations can be sent to the New Mexico Consortium Inc., 4200 West Jemez Rd., Suite 301, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Attention: Thea Vernon-SPCYW. Donations are tax deductible.