2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM)
Date:Sun, 6/17/2018 - Sat, 6/23/2018
Event Type:Summer Camp
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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 GAMES Camp website for full listing of all available topics and options.
2018 Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM) 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! We will be exploring topics such as:
- 3D Printing
- Shape Memory Alloys
- Non-Newtonian Fluids
- Materials Casting
- Polymers—Vacuum Forming
- Nucleation and Growth
- The Materials Science of Chocolate
- And many more!
GLAM has two coordinators: Kaitlin Tyler and Professor Jessica Krogstad. Kaitlin is currently working on her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Materials Science and Engineering under Professor Paul Braun. She is working on manipulating eutectic material microstructures for optical applications. She completed her BS in Materials Science and Engineering at Michigan State University in 2012. Professor Krogstad received her PhD in Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. Her research focuses on material performance in extreme environments (like gas turbine engines and nuclear reactors). Professor Krogstad joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at UIUC in the Fall of 2014 as an Assistant Professor, but she’s no stranger, having received her BS from the department in 2007. Fun fact: she worked as a GAMES Counselor when she was an undergraduate at UIUC!
In addition, the laboratories will be coordinated by Nicole Johnson. Nicole is currently working towards a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC under Professor Angus Rockett. She is working on analyzing defect properties under illumination in solar materials.
Application & Cost:
- Eligibility: rising 10th-12th graders
- Cost: $1,000
- To apply: Find more information on the Women In Engineering Application webpage or visit Engineering at Illinois Common Application for Summer Camps to find the specific camp application forms
- 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. Therefore, GAMES recommends submitting your full application as soon as possible.
- Applications will be accepted until camps are full. We will announce when the applications become full on our website.
- For those needing financial assistance to attend GAMES camp, please apply early as Women in Engineering has limited financial aid available.