Introduction to Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics

Fire Protection Programs for High School Students

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Description: The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland is proud to offer a new program, "An Introduction to Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics" to talented 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who have an interest in and aptitude for mathematics, science and/or engineering who wish to consider exciting engineering careers.  The purpose of this program is to expose high school students to a college-level taught program while sparking their interest in, as well as developing their knowledge of, the fundamental concepts in mathematics, physics, and chemistry needed to understand and solve engineering problems. Students should be comfortable with algebra concepts though can work with the instructor if they have concerns or questions about their math level and if the program is right for them.  Concepts will be studied with respect to various fire protection engineering applications through a series of lectures and related laboratory experiments.

The program instructor will be Ms. Julie Bryant, a current graduate student and alum of the undergraduate program.  While in the graduate program, Julie will study fire dynamics of modern enclosure fires and the applicability to fire-fighting tactics and safety. 

Target Group: 10th-12th grade students comfortable with algebra concepts

Program Office: Department of Fire Protection Engineering

Arrival for the program should be no later than 5:45 p.m. at Room 3106, J.M.Patterson building.
Dinner will be provided each evening. 



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