Make It Matter

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When is it?

17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017


Monday registration/check-in: TBD

Monday Opening Ceremony: TBD

Friday Closing Ceremony: TBD

Who can attend?

Students entering grades 9-12.

What's covered?

Join Penn State faculty and staff on this guided interactive journey of the material science research process, from initial concept to implementation. Campers will work on a unique project focused on the design, development and feasibility of functionalized nanowires as a cheap and versatile gas sensing device. Gas sensing has a wide range of applications from environmental safety to bio-diagnostics. Campers will have the opportunity to explore some of the world class characterization techniques we utilize to probe for answers and fabrication tools we use to engineer solutions. Key steps along this research process will be highlighted through group challenges, interactive exhibits, open discussion and live demonstrations. Beyond the tangible materials and instrumentation, Penn State scientists hope to bestow upon these students a sense of awareness to the challenges that face humanity and what they can do about it.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Activity breaks will be taken each day to allow kids to eat their peanut free snacks that they brought from home.
  • Campers will eat lunch each day in one of the University dining commons.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight Feb. 28, 2017

  • $360

Register after 12 am Mar. 1, 2017

  • $390

Full-Day Camp:

9:00 am - 4:00pm 

Please drop your child off from between 8:50 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm.

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this camp.

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