Materials Science & Engineering Middle School (Mid-GLAM)

How do we think about the future? What will our future world be made of?

In this week long summer camp you will have the opportunity to think like a “material’s scientist”. To do materials science is to study “stuff”. Your life is surrounded by “stuff”. From the clothes you wear to the batteries that power your phone, all of that “stuff” is made of materials like plastic or metals. A material’s scientist investigates how materials are put together, how they can be used, how they can be changed and improved.

You will have hands-on exposure to the materials that run our society, how to make them, understand their function, and how we can predict the ways they will evolve in the future. More specifically, we will investigate how materials are made stronger, how we can make them cleaner, smarter, how we can make them colorful, or very light weight.

No special science background is required to participate in the activities we are planning. The only thing you need is a curious mind and be ready to have fun!

The camp is coordinated by Professor Leal, active in the area of biomaterials, and Professor Maass, whose research focuses on metallic materials.

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