Science Program for High School Students

science classThroughout the year, Manhattan College offers science courses for local high school students to introduce them to various scientific disciplines. Courses run at different times throughout the year and cover topics such as chemistry, physics, biology and electronics. 

The upcoming course is now accepting applications. 

Electronics 101: July 1 - 11, 2014

Electronics 101 offers an exciting hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of electronics. Topics and projects covered include: 

  • Measuring voltage and current
  • What is power
  • Simple circuits in series
  • Voltage dividers
  • Building a power supply from an AC adapter and from a USB 
  • Resistors
  • Ohms law
  • Potentiometer
  • Electromagnet and coil gun
  • Circuits on solderless breadboard
  • Radio jack
  • Transformer step up and down
  • Oscilloscope
  • Electricity from the grid
  • Circuits in parallel
  • Photoresistors (LDR)
  • Build a simple motor
  • Capacitors
  • Diodes
  • Inductors
  • Building an AC generator
  • Relay
  • Transformer and induction
  • Transistors as a switch
  • Simplest moto
  • Capacitor to control a transistor
  • LDR to control a transistor
  • Blinking LED with a LCR oscillator
  • Building an electrophorus, a Leyden jar and an electroscope

Course Information

The course runs from July 1 to 11 (no class on July 4). Each class is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A maximum of 12 students are accepted into the course. The course is taught by Dr. Veronique Lankar, visititing assistant professor of physics, and Dylan Gray, physics major. 


Most materials will be provided, including a complete workbook for each student. Students will need to purchase a few materials from a dollar store, a list will be provided. Students will also need to bring their own laptop for a few sessions. 

Tuition & Requirements

The cost for the course is $100. Financial aid is available based on need and merit. 

Students must be currently enrolled in high school and have a strong interest in electronics. 


To apply for the program, email