2016 Materials Camp for Teachers at the University of Delaware

STEM Teachers - Materials Workshop - July 11-15, 2016 - University of Delaware


Calling STEM Teachers!
Attend a one-week professional development workshop this summer – at no cost to you!


University of Delaware

Newark, DE

July 11-15, 2016

Presented by The ASM Materials Education Foundation and the

 University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering

WHAT:    A FREE 5 day project based workshop for up to 24 STEM Middle and High School Teachers. 

Teachers discover the basics of Materials Science and Engineering as taught at the secondary school level through hands-on experience with metals, ceramics, polymers and composites.  At the end of the week they are:

  • Excited about materials
  • Knowledgeable about how to enrich classroom activities in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards
  • Ready to implement an active, low cost hands-on, project based learning model
  • Aware of materials educational and career opportunities
  • Re-energized about teaching

Who should attend? 

  • High school general science, chemistry, physics, math, art and technology teachers
  • Middle school physical science, math and art teachers
  • Art teachers wishing to enhance Art/Science integration skills are invited to apply

Why attend?

  • Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans
  • Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering 

Everything is FREE:  4 CEUs (from the ASM Education Foundation), materials, lunches & snacks

Graduate credits available!  Two (2) graduate credits available (at participant’s expense) through the University of Missouri-Kansas City at $250. (This is optional.)


How to apply:




Jeane Deatherage, Administrator of Foundation Programs at jeane.deatherage@asminternational.org1-800-336-5152, X5533.   

Steve Brubaker, Local ASM Volunteer Coordinator skbruba@gmail.com 302-598-4891.  

INSTRUCTION:  Primary faculty are two experienced high school “Master Teachers” who have taught materials science courses for many years and helped develop this innovative approach to hands-on learning of applied science principles. 

TIMING & LOCATION:  This is a one week workshop at the University of Delaware,  July 11-15, 8 am to 5 pm.  Ends at 3 PM Friday.  This workshop and laboratory space is sponsored by:

 Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the UDel     http://www.mseg.udel.edu/    

 Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (Harker Lab)  http://www.udel.edu/iselab/

HOUSING & MEALS:  This is a commuter workshop.  Lodging is not provided.  Parking passes will be provided by the University.  Snacks (morning and afternoon) and lunches are provided.  Teachers in DE, PA, MD and NJ within driving distance should consider applying.

Flyers for printing:  https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnwyMDE2dWRlbGFzbW1hdGVyaWFsc2NhbXB8Z3g6MzkwMDYzNTAyZDg4YjFkMQ