SHELBY — A hands-on applied science camp was held in Materials Park, OH the last week of July. About 30 high school students from across the country, participated in the annual Eisenman Materials Camp, where students competed on a national scale to earn a slot at the camp.
Pioneer student Jenna Lane was one of those high school students chosen to be in attendance. Jenna was nominated by her Materials Science instructor, Jessica Clark. It also included students from elsewhere in Ohio, Michigan, California, Louisiana, among others.
One of Jenna’s favorite parts of camp was when she had the opportunity to work with a gentleman from Rolls-Royce in Indiana, studying Failure Analysis.
The five-day educational camp was led by 20 engineers and scientists, many whom are leaders in their field. Several college-age mentors who had previously attended the camp were also on-hand to help guide the process.
The applied science camp included mini-demonstrations, field trips and extensive use of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. It also involved hands-on components, such as using a pry bar hand tool and a try at blacksmithing, to create real-world material failures.
The camps help to fulfill an ASM mission to excite young people in materials, science and engineering careers.
ASM Materials Camp Student Camps are held across North America, with international camps scheduled in France and India. Student Camps may be residential (requiring students to stay overnight at the camp), commuter (drive up) or mini-camps (one day or less).