We will use Materials Science experiments and analytical equipment to explore how the "stuff" we use every day ticks!
SMILE Camp is an opportunity for academically gifted students to have fun learning how science plays a part in everything we do.
We will use Materials Science experiments and analytical equipment in the Materials Science & Engineering department at NCSUas the medium to explore the underlying science, engineering, design, physics, and chemistry principles that are used every day.
Students will become familiar with numbers, structures, equations, and develop a sense of scale of things as we explore advanced materials phenomena from the macro scale down to the nano.
Small groups of 3 – 4 campers per college or graduate student mentor create a safe and highly interactive environment. The campers will carry out the experiments, drive the electron microscopes, and operate the analytical equipment while interacting with mentors, engineers and scientists.
The campers will do and learn things not available in a regular school setting. The goal is to expose these students to what happens beyond the classroom to encourage interest in the curriculum that they receive at school and encourage these gifted students to go above and beyond.
In this camp we will do really cool stuff! These are experiments that normally only college students would have access to. In addition, the campers will have an opportunity to meet students like themselves. They will be bringing home what they create.
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