Pre-College Experience in Physics

PREP is a summer science program in July for selected students currently in 9th or 10th grade from Rochester area public and private high schools. Our aim is to encourage young women's interest in science. Occasionally 8th grade students are accepted.

The three week commuter program, on the University of Rochester campus, provides an introduction to physics and science through a sequence of hands-on, inquiry-driven 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.

Participants will:

Please note:

Application to this program can be done using our web-based application form.

Alternatively, applicants can also download an application, with current program dates and application deadline. A recent report card should be included in the application package sent to the University. All application materials will be held in confidence by the screening committee and will not be returned. The application deadline is April 30 and acceptance notices will be sent out in early May.

See this year's flyer in black and white (PDF) or color (PDF). You can also check out the report on last year's program

For more information, contact:

Ms. Connie Jones, Administrative Assistant
PREP Program
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

Program Director
Professor Steven Manly

PREP is organized and supported by: