The trend to expose young kids to science as early as possible is a pretty big deal — so big, in fact, that the White House hosts an annual summit to advance STEM educational opportunities to America's youth, as well as an annual youth science fair, giving budding scientists a chance to share their knowledge and excitement for scientific experimentation and discovery.
Blugold Materials Science Camps play a vital local role in fulfilling this national agenda to bring the wonders and joy of scientific discovery to area youth.
The difference between UW-Eau Claire's materials science and engineering program and other programs is our size. Students receive personalized attention and individualized experiences. We know their names, and we know who they are.
Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Day Camp
Grades 9-12 | Summer 2020
Electron microscopes allow scientists and engineers to visualize very small objects with magnifications up to 1 million times. This course will allow you to learn how an electron microscope works and to gain practical experience operating one. You will create a portfolio of images and data collected. If you are a high school student considering a science or engineering field, this is the course for you. Please note that Group A and Group B will have different schedules. Select one group when you register.
- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | groups A & B
- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | group A
- 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | group B
Please note that Group A and Group B will have different schedules. Select one group when you register.
3D Printing and Computer Aided Design Day Camp
Grades 6-8 | Summer 2020
In this camp you will design an object and then 3D print it! You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work. This course is intended for students new to CAD and 3D printing.
- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
K-12 + Community Programs
The Materials Science and Engineering Center offers a variety of programs and opportunities for K-12 students to learn about Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology. Each year dozens of presentations are given to school classes and after-school programs. The Materials Science and Engineering Center can also provide access to powerful instrumentation for schools to use as part of their curricula.