Materials Science: Discover & Design

What do you get when you cross metallurgy, physics, chemistry, and civil, mechanical and electrical engineering? Materials science, of course! Students will explore the materials we use to make stuff stronger, lighter and better. Create a golden penny, make sparks, grow crystals, use fruit and metals to engineer a battery, and compete with classmates to create the strongest cement. Join us for these and many other lab activities during a fast-paced week of learning and fun! This course is offered in partnership with the UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the ASM Materials Education Foundation.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 

Instructors

Richard Lee is a Ph.D. student in the UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering. His research focuses on using solid-binding peptides and two-dimensional, single-atomic layer materials to create biosensors for cancer diagnostics. He’s an active member of the UW community, serving as vice chair for the College of Engineering Student Advisory Council (COESAC) and as vice president of development for the Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA). Richard is passionate about science education and has taught science lessons at summer enrichment camps, as well as led nutrition-oriented after-school classes.

Gabriella Tosado hails from Miami, Florida, where she attended the University of Miami and received her bachelor’s in chemistry, environmental science and policy, and religious studies. She knew she wanted to continue her education and try to research renewable solutions to our growing energy needs. She is now getting her Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Washington and is studying printable perovskite solar cells. Gabriella is passionate about bringing more women into STEM and is active in STEM education and outreach, previously working as the Clean Energy Institute's outreach coordinator.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.

Dates & Times

Jun 25–Jun 29, 2018

Sect. A-1
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status
Full

Jun 25–Jun 29, 2018

Sect. A-2
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status
Full