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Tarleton Physics Program

2017 Physics Camp 

The Physics program at Tarleton State University will offer a 2017 Physics & Astronomy Camp on the Tarleton State University campus in Stephenville, Texas. The camp is a two week residential camp designed to provide 32 high achieving math and science students who have just completed their freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school in Texas with the opportunity to:

  1. Do in-depth study, including hands on activities/research in one of five Physics enrichment areas with a Tarleton faculty member
  2. Have fun with other bright high school and university students interested in physics
  3. Learn about career opportunities in Physics and other STEM related field;
  4. Learn skills necessary for university success
  5. Learn modeling and construction techniques
  6. Go on visits to a nuclear power plant and other industrial sites

During the first week of the camp, student's in Tarleton's 2016 Physics camp will select from one of the following five Physics enrichment areas for more in depth study:

  1. Astronomy/Astrophysics
  2. Physics of Optics/Lasers
  3. Physics of Electronics
  4. Nuclear/Health Physics
  5. Medical Physics

While a past high school physics course isn't a requirement for selection, it is necessary for some of the enrichment areas. Historically, a large fraction of campers have had AP Physics, although some campers have had no physics background. A student's passion for physics and their potential to be a successful future physics major is one of several selection criteria.

Physics Summer Camp Facebook Page

Camp Sessions 

  • June 18 to July 1

Housing & Food

Students will be housed in one of the Tarleton Dorms and Residential Dorm Coordinators will be on site 24/7. Each dorm or apartment is furnished and includes basic cable and high speed internet access. Laundry facilities is on site and free to use. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals will be provided by the camp for each day of the camp. There is no dinner meal on Sunday evening check-in prior to the start of camp or lunch on the Saturday after the end of the camp. Instead, light snacks (sandwiches or pizza) and cokes will be provided.

Camp Cost & Eligibility:

Student - $0 (Scholarships from the Texas Workforce Commission cover the Camp Cost )

Camper Information Page

If you have been accepted to the camp, then the following link will take you to a page listing everything you need to know when you get to the camp.

  • Camper Information

Scholarship & Camp Application (Now Open)

If you have questions, contact either Mr. Brian Salge at or Dr. Marble at or call 254-968-9880. 

Student's wishing to apply for the Tarleton 2017 Physics Camp need to:

  1. Complete Application (Submit completed application as email attachment to or mail to Dr. Marble at address below)
  2. Arrange to have one of their present or past counselors, math, or science teachers either mail, scan, email a letter of reference. The letter should speak to the students enthusiasm and aptitude in science and math as well as any personal factors which would make the student a good candidate for the camp.

Mailing Address:
Tarleton 2017 Physics & Astronomy Camp
Attn: Dr. Daniel Marble or Mr. Brian Salge
Tarleton State University Physics Program
Box T-0540
Stephenville, Texas 76402

Email Letters:

For more information about the camps, contact Dr. Marble at 254-968-9880.