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Summer Camp: ASM Materials, Metallurgy & Forensics

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 the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

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, answer the following in a short essay:
    • More about you and your interests
    • Why you want to attend this camp and what you hope to learn
    • What attributes you bring to the camp
  3. Provide contact information (name, email and phone number) of a trusted teacher so that we can ask that they complete a brief recommendation survey for the student.   

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, personal essay and teacher recommendation are completed and returned to the camp director, Dr. Michael West.

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REGISTER NOW Payments and Forms

Date: June 22-26, 2020
Cost: Tuition is free
Grades: 9th-12th    

  • This is a day camp—families are required to cover lodging, transportation, and evening meals for students
  • Competitive application process—submission of application does not guarantee admission to program 
  • Personal essay required
  • Application review begins in February 
  • Brought to you by the generous support of the ASM Materials Education Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                   

For more information

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


Brought to you by —

Mike West METFaculty from the SD Mines 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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