Materials Camp at the U of M


  • Students entering their Junior or Senior year in high school in Fall 2018
  • Inquisitive learners with strong math and science aptitude


  • Four day, summer camp utilizing hands-on learning principles of materials engineering.
  • A unique science experience under the direction of industry and education based “Materials Mentors”.
  • Combination of mini-demonstrations, field trips with extensive involvement in laboratory facilities to actively explore materials science & engineering principles.


  • University of Minnesota - Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS)


  • June 19 - 22, 2018


  • Students receive FREE meals, tuition, knowledge and entertainment
  • This a commuter camp. Students must arrange their own transportation to the U of M each day.

How to apply:

How are students chosen:

  • This is a competitive application process
  • Students must have basic knowledge of algebra, chemistry, and physics and describe why they want to learn more about engineering and materials science
  • Students entering their Senior year will be given a higher priority in the selection process
  • Experienced practicing engineers will review each application to select the winners
  • Students must have a strong interest in applied science
  • Selections will be announced about April 15