ASM Materials Camp
2013 Materials Summer Camp for Students
July 11-12, 2013
The application deadline has passed.
The department of Material Science & Engineering is excited to announce our 2013 Materials Summer Camp. The camp will introduce the field of material science and engineering to participants using selected modules with hands-on experiences and talks. The camp will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about material science, nano-materials and nano-technology.
The UNT MSE department has successfully organized two summer camps in the summer of 2010 and 2011, each with over 30 high school students from Texas and neighboring states. The camp will be a day and a half long in total and is scheduled to take place on the 11th and 12th of July. Below are details regarding the general schedule as well as some brief details regarding the content of the modules.
If you have questions regarding the camp or its contents please contact:
- Dr. Jincheng Du (du[at]unt.edu) Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, UNT
- Doug Kinkenon (douglaskinkenon[at]my.unt.edu) President, Material Advantage UNT Chapter, UNT
|9:00 - 9:30
||9:00 - 10:50
||Glass / Ceramics
|9:40 - 10:40
||11:00 - 12:50
|10:50 - 12:00
||1:00 - 1:30
|12:10 - 2:10
|2:20 - 4:30
* Lunch will be provided. Transportation and lodging will not be provided.
The laser is one of the greatest innovations of the 20th century and its continued development has been an exciting chapter in the history of science, engineering, and technology. Lasers have become attractive tools and research instruments with potential for applications in an extraordinary variety of fields. In this module, we demonstrate how lasers are used in materials synthesis and processing. The main emphasis of this module is to improve the surface properties of material. Particularly in this regards we find lasers as a possible tool for surface engineering.
The term polymer is sometimes taken to refer to plastics, but it actually encompasses a large class of materials comprised both of natural and synthetic materials with a wide range of properties. In the polymer module, students will be introduced to different types of polymers and related ongoing research that can significantly improve our lives. By the end of this module students will be able to appreciate the role of polymeric materials in our day to day life and in high-tech applications.
Glass and Ceramics
The Glass and Ceramics module is a concise and interesting introduction to the world of glass and ceramics, including their definition, processing and applications. Both the similarities and differences between glass and ceramics are included in the module. How does a superconductor work? What are the advantages of ceramic knives compared to a traditional metal knife? How do you make glass in the lab and what can we do to make it stronger? All the answers will be found in the demonstration videos and hands-on experiments in this module.
Advanced materials require advanced imaging techniques to understand materials problems that we attempt to solve each day. Very high magnifications are possible with these advanced microscopes, allowing researches to see down to the smallest details-individual atoms. This module will focus on these machines and the applications they are used for, ranging from imaging to chemical analysis and everything in between.
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