2019 Materials Science & Engineering Middle School Day Camp (Women-Focused)
Date:Mon, 7/15/2019 - Fri, 7/19/2019
Event Type:Summer Camp
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Formerly known as Girls’ Adventures in Math, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) Summer Camps
NOTE: Materials Science & Engineering Middle School Day Camp is a week-long day camp with no overnight stay. Participants will be dropped-off and picked-up daily.
How do we think about the future? What will our future world be made of?
Campers will have the opportunity to think like a “materials scientist” by studying “stuff”. From the clothes we wear to the batteries that power our phones, 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, and how they can be changed or improved.
Through hands-on experiences,
- explore the materials that run our society
- learn how to make them
- understand their function and how we can predict the ways they will evolve in the future
- investigate how materials are made stronger, cleaner, smarter, more colorful, or lighter
No special science background is required to participate, just a curious mind that’s ready for fun!
Cecilia Leal grew up in Portugal in a rural town but her appreciation for learning and science brought her to Sweden, Norway, and finally to the US to pursue an academic career. Cecilia has been a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC since 2012. She is interested in materials for medicine as well as materials inspired by nature. Cecilia is passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive scientific community. She likes to spend time with her two kids and husband, hangout with friends, and to ride her bike to work.
Robert Maass grew up in Sweden, but his academic interests has brought him to various location in Europe and also the US prior to accepting the position at UIUC in 2015. His research interests are in the area of metallic materials. He enjoys spending time with his two kids, both of which were born in Urbana-Champaign, and if he has the opportunity, he likes to go for a run or for a row.
Visit the Materials Science & Engineering Middle School Day Camp webpage for online application.
Registration closes March 1, 2019
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