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Educational Links

ASM Materials Camp
The ASM Education Foundation sponsors a series of materials-related summer camps for incoming junior and senior high school students. The Foundation also offers camps for teachers. The camps are free for the participants, and the local South Central PA Chapter of ASM International will help underwrite transportation costs to the camps. Applications are due in March of each year.

The camps focus on a variety of STEM skills to solve real world materials engineering problems, and are a great introduction to engineering, materials science, and other basic sciences. The camps get rave reviews from students and educators.

Typically, summer camps are held at Penn State (University Park), Drexel, and Lehigh University. For information, please visit the Foundation section of the ASM International website.

South Central PA Chapter of ASM International
http://www.asmsouthcentralpa.org

Building Big
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ educational outreach program for middle school-aged kids. A companion program to an award winning PBS television mini-series that examines bridges, domes, skyscrapers, tunnels and dams, this program's fun, hands-on activities gets kids thinking about structures they see every day, while introducing fundamental engineering concepts. This program also allows educators to utilize a resource that is so valuable, yet underrepresented in classrooms: practicing professionals who bring theories and skills into reality with concrete examples of their use in the world.

Engineering Explorers
Program based out of Harrisburg, PA that introduces local high school kids to the fundamentals of engineering. The program involves field trips centered around an engineering theme, engineering related presentations are given and hands-on activities are performed. If you would like more information, please contact Andrew Ottinger at Gannett Fleming, 717-763-7211, Extension 2685, aottinger@gfnet.com.

ITT Technical Institute
ITT Technical Institute is committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge to pursue many opportunities in today’s fastest growing career fields, including electronics, web development, computer programming, computer networking, computer drafting and design, criminal justice, business and health sciences.

West Point Bridge Design Contest
American Society of Civil Engineers sponsors the annual West Point Bridge Design Contest WPBDC). The contest is a realistic, Internet based, hands-on competition for middle and high school students, designed to develop excitement and interest in engineering activities. This contest is specifically aimed at promoting math, science, and technology education in U.S. middle and secondary schools. Contest participants must be at least 13 years old at the time of registration and must be enrolled in a middle school or high school in the United States. The contest is free.

Zoom into Engineering
The model program for the 2002 National Engineers Week legacy project, ZOOM into Engineering (ZIE). ZIE, also developed in partnership with WGBH Boston, provides similar hands-on activities geared toward grades K-5. The addition of the ZIE program complements the Building Big program by focusing on the basic science, math and engineering skills needed to build a firm engineering education.