Teachers can apply for summer camp designed to interest students in sciences

Middle and high school teachers can apply now to attend a free, one-week summer training camp at Purdue University Calumet, designed to interest students in engineering, mathematics and science through active learning.

Purdue Calumet’s Dept. of Mechanical Engineering is hosting the American Society for Metals (ASM) Materials Camp June 21-25. April 15 is the application deadline.

The camp, among 25 scheduled throughout North America, is intended especially for teachers of mathematics, science, technology and industrial arts. Using everyday materials that can be integrated easily into existing lesson plans, participating teachers will learn how to conduct low/no cost simple labs and experiments to engage students in applied science.

An application and other information are available on line at www.asmfoundation.org. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the camp sessions.

Participating teachers will design a learning module that addresses the academic standards they use in preparing programs within their subject areas. Those who complete the camp will receive four Continuing Education Units.

Camp faculty will be comprised of two experienced high school “master teachers” who previously have taught Materials Science courses and have helped develop the innovative ASM approach to hands-on learning of applied science principles.

Other information can be obtained by contacting Purdue Calumet Professor of Mechanical Engineering Harvey Abramowitz at 219/989-2473 or harveya@calumet.purdue.edu,or Jeanne Deatherage at 800/336-5151, ext. 5533 or jeanne.deatherage@asminternational.org.