The Macalester Summer Physics Institute offers a full-year credit, algebra-based college physics course with laboratory, suitable for pre-med requirements. A limited number of on-campus housing contracts are available.

The Institute is run by Professor Sung Kyu Kim, who has taught summer physics at Macalester for more than 20 years, in addition to his duties as professor of physics during the regular academic year.

The Summer Physics Institute 2021 is cancelled. Please check back later in the year for 2022 details.

Course descriptions from the Macalester College Catalog

221 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I

Mechanics, heat and sound, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations. Daily lectures and help sessions, three two-hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)

222 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II

Electricity and magnetism, light and optics, modern physics, including laboratory experiments and extensive demonstrations Daily lectures and help sessions, three two-hour laboratories per week. Summer Physics Institute only. (4 credits)