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ASM Materials, Metallurgy & Forensics Camp

If you already know what a metallurgical engineer does and what doing a ‘forensic investigation’ entails, then you know how cool this camp will be!

In case you do not know about this field of engineering, here are just some of the things you will do at this camp:

  • Learn about metals, nanomaterials, composites, and polymers
  • Get hands-on with heat treating, blacksmithing, welding, and casting  
  • Do materials testing (i.e., impact and tensile strength testing) and materials characterization using an optical and scanning electron microscope  
  • Practice forensic engineering by investigating how materials fail and investigate the authenticity of historic metal artifacts
  • This camp is supported by the ASM Materials Education Foundation. Students will learn from professors at South Dakota Mines.

ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

All prospective campers must complete the following items before their summer camp application will be evaluated.

  1. Submit the online registration.
  2. Submit a Student Interests Statement along with the online registration. In no more than 400 words, submit an essay to describe your interest in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science.

It's important to note that acceptance into the program is not guaranteed. Evaluation and notification will take place for each student after the registration form and personal essay completed and evaluated by the camp director, Dr. Michael West.

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Camp Interest Form

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For more information

Contact Camp Director
Dr. Mike West
(605) 394-1283
Michael.West@sdsmt.edu


Brought to you by —

Mike West MET

Faculty from the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering which offers both undergraduate and graduate studies. (Learn more about what material scientists and metallurgical engineers do.)

This camp is directed by department head Dr. Mike West, who can find the magic in any material. Students enjoy a fun combination of indoors and outdoors activities and lots of hands-on learning.

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