Feb 26, 2019

Summer Physics Camp (FIFE)

  • Crimson Education
  • Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW) - Unicamp - Rua Sérgio Buarque de Holanda - Cidade Universitária, Campinas - State of São Paulo, Brazil
Workshop Research Opportunity Camp Skill Building Summer Program


FIFE is an annual event organized by the undergraduate students at the University of Campinas Optical Society of America (OSA-SCU) that aims to disseminate the Scientific Method and concepts in Modern Physics to high school students.

During the week-long event, high school students are divided into groups to participate in theoretical classes and experiments at the Gleb Wataghin Institute of Physics teaching laboratories on some of the problems proposed by the organizing committee. They all involve concepts of Modern Physics that are not commonly addressed in the high school curriculum. In addition to contact with these concepts, the student will receive an introduction to the analysis and treatment of experimental data. At the end of the event, selected projects will be presented to the public.

For more information visit the official website at: https://sites.ifi.unicamp.br/fife/ 

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

High School Students


No information on how many candidates apply and are selected.

Participation Cost


BRL$ 150 registration fee; transportation and housing expenses are the student's responsibility.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

1 / 5

No prior technical skills are necessary. Students will have classes and workshops during the event to help them to develop their projects. 

Time Commitment

3 / 5

5 day-event in late July of each year. 

Application Deadline


Application Process Includes

1. Fill out online registration form.  
2. Send School Report.
3. Pay registration fee.
4. Wait for finalists to be announced.


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