Materials Science Day Camp

Materials Science Day Camp, Seattle

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ASM Materials Day Camp Seattle HIGHLIGHTS

ASM Materials Camp allows high school students to experience the exciting field of material science in a hands on way. Students have access to high-tech equipment and professional mentors to help them tackle real problems facing the field today. Here is a list of some of the exciting and educational events for this year's camp.

Hands on Material Science Look at how materials perform by bending, stretching, and crushing them until they break. See how different materials are made and how they are formed into the things we use every day.

Working with "Materials Mentors"
Materials Mentors are practicing engineers from local companies. Small groups of four to five students will team up with a Mentor and work on projects at the UW Materials Science & Engineering department and at the research facilities of the Mentor's company.

The mentors from 2015 are listed below, along with the presentations from their groups:
 - Brandon Wilson (EnviroPower Renewable): Fly Ash Bricks
 - Jason Zhou (Pacific Metallurgical): Tensile Strength and Hardness
 - Andrew Cantrell (Jorgensen Forge): Forging Aluminum
 - Bernard Roberts (Boeing): Torque and Tension
 - Beferly Franada (Fatigue Technology Inc.): Static and Fatigue Testing

Mentors from past camps have come from companies such as Boeing, Boston Scientific, Pacific Metallurgical, Fatigue Technology, Jorgensen Forge, TensorCrete and Schaeffer Engineering . See examples of previous student presentations below:

 - Brandon Wilson (EnviroPower Renewable): Fly Ash Cement
 - Herbert Sauro (UW Professor of Electrical Engineering): Building a simple analog computer
 - Roy Baggerly (Boeing, Retired): Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Metals
 - Bernard Roberts (Boeing): Fasteners
 - Andrew Cantrell (Jorgensen Forge): Steel Impact Testing
 - Len Ried (Fatigue Technology Inc.): Static and Fatigue Testing for Materials Comparison

2011: Krazy Glue, Fracture Analysis, Torque Tension, Fatigue Technology

Careers in Materials Science & Engineering
Panel of current and retired engineers and professors will discuss the various career opportunities for students who study materials science and engineering.

Presentations and Graduation Ceremony
On the final day of the camp, students will present what they learned in a formal presentation. We will then have a graduation ceremony and BBQ. Parents are invited!

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