The Materials Camp will consist of interactive lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions, a field trip to a local foundry and a multiple-day engineering design project.
The Materials Camp will consist of interactive lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions, a field trip to a local foundry and a multiple-day engineering design project. Materials scientists and engineers study metals, ceramics, glass, plastics, composites, nanomaterials and semiconductors for everything from disposable contact lenses to computer chips. By understanding how and why different materials bend, break, stretch, melt, corrode or conduct electricity under different conditions, materials engineers can design materials that make engines more efficient, airplanes lighter, cellphones smaller and cancer-fighting drugs more effective. Apply for this free Materials Camp at UAB to learn more about this exciting field. Campers will work with professors and students from the UAB Materials Science and Engineering Department to learn, play, design, build, test, create and explore. Campers will also meet people working as materials engineers for local companies and learn about what kinds of jobs they do. There is no cost to students. All materials, instruction, transportation during the day and meals are provided. Participants will also receive a UAB Materials Camp T-shirt to commemorate their week. To be considered for Materials Camp, students must fill out an online application including a personal statement of 100 words or more explaining why they wish to participate in the camp. Each student applicant must also have a recommendation from a teacher, which can also be submitted online. Applications are due April 1. Students will be notified
Address: UAB Business and Engineering Complex, 1150 10th Ave. South
Ages: High school juniors and seniors
Dates: June 9-12. Camp will finish early Friday, June 13, after a celebratory barbecue lunch for students, faculty, sponsors and parents.
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday,