Introduction to Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics

Fire Protection Programs for High School Students

Applications for the Fall term will go live in April 2017.   Please check back at that time. 

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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. Raquel Hakes, a current graduate student and alum of the undergraduate program.  Raquel is completing research on wild fire spread and ignition of homes exposed to wild land fires. 

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

Program Office: Department of Fire Protection Engineering


SPRING 2017- January 31, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 28, April 4, April 25, May 9

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

For More Information:
Download the UMD-HS Fire Program Outline (PDF)
Download a flyer to post at your school (PDF)