ASM Materials Camp

July 22-27, 2018 (tentative)

Are you a highly motivated learner with an aptitude for math and science? If you are, then you should explore your interests by spending a week at Missouri S&T's Materials Camp! You will actively explore materials science and engineering principles through a combination of mini-demonstrations, field trips and group projects. With the help of experts, you will learn how to use state-of-the-art research equipment. You will also explore career opportunities available for those in the materials and engineering fields.
Campers participate in materials camp.
  • Registration Details
  • Camp Activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Date: July 22-27, 2018

Eligibility: 11th and 12th grades in fall 2018. Acceptance to this camp is selective. Students should have a strong interest in applied materials science.

Registration Fee: Free. Students must apply and be accepted into the camp. The camp will cover room and board, meals, educational materials and activities. The only expense is travel to and from Rolla, and incidentals throughout the week.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Capacity: Space is limited to 46-50 students. 

Application process

1. Complete the online registration form (Form is not available at this time)
2. Complete the application packet and submit by May 15, 2018:

  • Personal statement (200 words or more) on why you want to be selected to participate
  • Maximum of 2 letters of recommendations
  • A copy of your most recent report card
  • A recent photo, 2X2 or larger, for publication (photo will not be returned)
  Email or Mail APplication Packet to  :

      Dr. Scott Miller
Materials Science and Engineering
      223 McNutt Hall
      400 N. Bishop Ave.

      Rolla, Missouri 65409-0420

We will notify accepted students by email by May 31, 2018. Accepted applicants will then register and pay the fee to reserve their spot. Spots that have not been reserved will be open to waitlisted applicants.

Student selection process

This is a competitive application process. Students are asked to describe why they want to learn more about materials science and engineering as a possible college major and career. Students must have a strong interest in applied materials science. Prior participation in science fairs is helpful.


Registration Cancellation Policy

Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so one week (7 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Camp Activities

  • Solve technical problems. Students work in small groups to investigate various aspects and applications of engineering metals and ceramics.
  • Learn to use state-of-the-art research equipment in an engineering laboratory under the guidance of experts.
  • Visit several materials-related industries.
  • Attend guest presentations.
  • Participate in group projects, including design-build contests.

Past projects included microelectronic circuitry, friction-stir welding, ceramic magnets, metal casting, glass processing, heat treatment and mechanical property evaluation, plasma-spray deposition and others.

Transportation Policy

Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Missouri S&T. USA Express provides shuttle service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to campus. The shuttle service schedule is available online, or you can call toll free at 1-800-872-9399.

Campus Cancellation Policy

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full. 

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Dr. Scott Miller,
professor and director of explosives education