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About Materials Camp


What is Materials Camp?

A week-long opportunity to learn about materials science using a range of equipment and skills. Students utilize hands-on learning principles of applied math and science; a truly unique, team-based problem-solving experience that explores materials science and engineering principles. It is our goal that each student will find this opportunity interesting, fun, relevant, and educational.

Who Should Attend?

High school students who exhibit strong abilities in math and science.

Why Attend?

Materials are the building blocks of civilizations. Advancement in technology is dependent on the materials that are available. Materials science is an interdisciplinary approach to science that brings together tools in science, technology, and mathematics to solve societal critical needs. Since materials touch every aspect of engineering design, the study of materials provides opportunities for students to learn science and math in the context of real-world applications.

When is it Held?

June 3–7, 2024

Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM

(Note: this is a day camp)

Where is it Held?

Throughout the week, students will meet three days at the University of Tennessee and two days at Pellissippi State Community College. The detailed schedule will be provided at a later date.

Important Dates?

Registration will open February 1, 2024

Participants will be selected March 29, 2024.