For High School Students – Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) 


There are two 1-week sessions each summer that give students the opportunity to explore West Point and some of the academic and physical challenges they will face as a cadet. The Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering will see approximately 240 students during the two sessions. Students come to the Department in groups of 40 but are split into groups of 10 to give them a taste of small group instruction. They receive an overview of the topics covered through hands on demonstrations, group discussions, laboratory exercises and some calculations. Topics include kinematics, Newton’s Laws, fluids, electricity, magnetism, nuclear energy and security, radiation detection and undergraduate research opportunities at in the department at West Point. To find out more visit the USMA admissions website at  or call admissions at  845-938-4041.