/favicon.ico

Search

GAMES 2017: Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM)

Date:

Sun, 6/18/2017 - Sat, 6/24/2017

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to rising 10th-12th graders (girls)

Address(es):

Phone:

  • 217-244-3517

Email:

Parent Program(s):

Options:

 

Description:

Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week-long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.

GAMES presents an advanced curriculum, uses world-class instructional facilities, and provides an “away from home” experience at one of the best engineering schools in the world.

Enrollment in the program is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience. GAMES has a selective admissions process based on academic performance, a written essay, and a teacher recommendation.

Visit the Camp Tracks webpage for full listing of available topics and options.

2017 Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) (Materials Science & Engineering) Camp Track

Everything is made of materials. From buildings to batteries, clothing to cars, we depend on materials for many things in our everyday life. Materials science and engineering is all about studying the fundamentals of materials and how they behave in different conditions. This information is then used to develop new materials and improve all the materials being used today.

As a camper, you will get to see how varied materials science and engineering really is! GLAM will be exploring topics such as:

  • 3D Printing
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Biomaterials
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Materials Casting
  • Crystallography
  • Polymers - Vacuum Forming
  • Nucleation and Growth
  • The Materials Science of Chocolate
  • And many more!

This year’s camp will include most of these topics and projects, but is subject to change.

Application & Cost:

  • Eligibility: rising 10th-12th graders
  • Cost: $1,000
  • To apply: Visit the GAMES application website
  • Please note: There are eight total GAMES Camp tracks to choose from. However, admissions is done on a first-completed, first-served basis, which means that your camp/topic of choice may be full at the time of your application’s consideration. If this happens, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice camp, and will be admitted to your second or third choice of camp, space permitting. 
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Application Deadlines

  • April 15, 2017 - Last day to submit applications (although they may be kept open if some camps are not full by this time)
  • May 1, 2017 - Deadline for reserving your spot in the GAMES camp. Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit must be completed.
  • May 31, 2017- Last day to submit full payment.

States Impacted:

Connect with us

University of Illinois
Portal questions or comments? Contact us!
© 2017 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

Follow us: