Rowan University to Hold Summer Institute in Materials Science for High School Students

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Rowan University?s College of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold their Third Annual Summer Institute in Materials Science for high

Rowan University?s College of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold their Third Annual Summer Institute in Materials Science for high school students entering their junior or senior year and for science teachers in June and July on the Glassboro campus.

The student program, recommended for those interested in science and engineering, will run from June 21 through July 2. A program (for 30 professional development credits) will be held for science teachers from June 28 through July 2. The teachers? program will include a discussion on Science Core Curriculum Standards.

The Summer Institute will provide 20 students and 10 teachers with the opportunity to explore how science, engineering and new materials are helping to shape the future. Participants will discover the micro-universe, make and break composite materials, create a hologram using laser technology, and learn about job opportunities in the high-tech field of materials science.

The free program is funded by Rowan University and the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education through a High Technology Workforce Excellence Grant, as well as by industry leaders, such as Hysitron Inc., a Minneapolis-based nanomechanical test instruments firm. On-campus housing will be available for students.

For more information or to register for the program, contact Susan Clayton at (856) 256-4396 or claytons@rowan.edu. Applications for the Summer Institute can be downloaded from www.rowan.edu/materials. The student application deadline is April 15. Teacher applications are due April 18.

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