Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Si Se Puede Foundation (SSPF) provide a physics course for SSPF engineering students during their fall and spring school breaks. Students are immersed into a college physics class with college students, are assigned an experiment at the beginning of the course and at the end of the course present their findings to the class.
Why is Physics important?
Physics explains how the world around us works. Many of our modern technologies are based off of scientific discoveries made in the science of physics. Engineers use physics to help design airplanes, cars, buildings, and electronics such as computers and cell phones.
Why study Physics?
There are number of reasons why young people should study physics, our reason is that available research tells us that students who study physics do better on SAT, MCAT and GRE tests. Physics majors do better on MCATs than bio or chem majors.
The classes are facilitated by Dr. Arlisa Richardson, Physics Professor and under the direction of CGCC’s Service-Learning Department. SSPF students meet as part of SSPF’s engineering program at Hartford Sylvia-Encinas Elementary School, 700 N Hartford, Chandler 85226 on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
For more information, contact Alberto L. Esparza at (480) 310-2018.