Rowan University Hosts Summer Tech Institute for H.S. Students

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Close to two dozen high school students, as well as science teachers, from throughout the state are participating in the Third Annual Summer Institute in Materials Science at Rowan University.

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Close to two dozen high school students, as well as science teachers, from throughout the state are participating in the Third Annual Summer Institute in Materials Science at Rowan University.

The program concludes the week of June 28. Activities that week include:

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

10 a.m. - Noon Experiments with Dr. James Newell, Rowan Hall
Chemical Engineering Lab 339,
Exploring Kevlar

2 ? 4 p.m. Experiments with Dr. James Newell, Softball Field,
Testing materials in baseball bats and how they affect the velocity of a
baseball

Rowan University?s College of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Department of Physics and Astronomy are sponsoring the Institute, which provides students and teachers with the opportunity to explore how science, engineering and new materials are helping to shape the future. Participants are discovering the micro-universe, making and breaking composite materials, creating a hologram using laser technology, and learning 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.

NOTE: The Institute will culminate with an open house, lab tours, dinner, poster presentations and awards ceremony for participants and University and industry leaders on Thursday, July 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Science Hall.

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