Dr. Liu’s Science Research Training Program

Summer Physical Science Research Training

Are you still looking for a science research opportunity this summer?


Do you want to do a high quality science research project and take part in the next science fair? 计划要通过科研参加下一次的科研比赛吗?

Register and take the Summer Science Research Training (Physical Science) today.

The instructor, Dr. Liu, has had a former student receive grand prize at Synopsis science fair and many other science fair awards. This student was accepted by all of the top colleges he applied. 讲员以前的学生连续四年拿到了Synopsis science fair 大奖,今年被所有他申请的名校录取。


Course Objectives

  • This is an introductory class on how to perform non-University affiliated research, with intention to participate in a local science fair.  The intended audience will be an enthusiastic student in 8th to 10th grade.

  • In this class, every student is expected to spend ~5 hours/week working on their project.  The project will be physical-science based, and we shall use Arduino platform for data collection. Since everyone will be working on the same demo project, the results will not be eligible to be used as an actual entry to a science fair, but students will learn the necessary skills in the process. The Arduino kit and the accessories (sensors, LCD) will be provided at a cost of ~$80.

  • Students perform experiments on weeks 7-10, prepare the presentation slide during weeks 11-12, and present on the last week of the class.


Address: 20432 Silverado Ave,  Ste 7, Cupertino, CA 95014

Tuition: $1280 (with an additional $80 material fee);  Deposit $80 by May 1st, get an $80 discount.

Class schedule: 2.5-hour sessions, 13 sessions.

5/7 to 7/30 Sundays, 1:30-4:00pm

6/5 to 6/17, Monday to Saturday/Sunday; 1:30-4:00pm

7/31 to 8/12, Monday to Saturday/Sunday; 1:30-4:00pm

Registration: https://goo.gl/r6ngCF






Brainstorming, Literature Search, Choice of Topic


Acquiring Necessary Equipment, Buy or Build Decision


Introduction to Arduino, Basic Electronics


Arduino I/O, Hardware Debouncing, LCD interfacing


Arduino Sensors, I2C, SPI protocol


Arduino Relays, SD Card Interfacing


Physics Background of our Class Project


Details of a Past Winning Project A in Physical Science


Details of a Past Winning Project B in Physical Science


Advanced Topic: IoT (Internet of Things)


Notebook, Data Presentation; Judging Rubric


1-page Abstract, 2 Speeches


Individual Student Presentations

廖老师是电子工程博士,师从诺贝尔物理得奖教授Prof H Kroemer。他有二十多年教学经验。他思路清晰,讲课有趣味,擅长深入浅出。
Dr. Liu graduated from UCSB with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering under Prof H Kroemer (who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, 2000) and Hong Kong University with a BSc, also in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Liu has extensive research background in semiconductor physics, was a session chairman for various international conferences in semiconductors and Molecular Beam Epitaxy, holds 8 US patents and 2 European patents.
Dr. Liu has been tutoring and mentoring middle school and high school students in the areas of
*Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calculus AB and BC; AMC 8/10/12
*Physics, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Physics C (Mechanics and E/M); F=ma and USAPhO
*Java programming, AP Computer Science A
*Science Fair
Awards his tutored students have achieved include: (1) Silver Medal Semifinalist, USA Physics Olympiad (2) Gold Division, USA Computing Olympiad (3) Qualifier, USA (Junior) Math Olympiad, American Invitational Mathematics Examination (4) Finalist, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (5) Top awards in Physical Science Category in Regional Science Fairs (Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship); Qualifier, California State Science Fair.