Introductory Course: Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics

Please check back for the Fall 2018 High School Student program.

The Introduction to Math and Physics Program was featured on PBS Newshour - check it out!



Read a related news story »

Description: The UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering is proud to offer a program - An Introduction to Math and Physics through Fire Dynamics - which is geared towards high school students (10th - 12th grades) who have an interest in, and aptitude for, mathematics, science and/or engineering, and who are considering engineering careers. High school students will be exposed 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 they can work with the instructor if they have concerns or questions about their math level to determine 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 Julie Bryant, a current graduate student and alum of the undergraduate program.  While in the graduate program, Julie is studying 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. in Room 3106 of the J.M.Patterson building.
Dinner will be provided each evening. 


Please check back for Fall 2018 program dates.

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