ASM Exploring Materials in Your World Camp

July 23 - 27, 2023

Learn about materials science and engineering
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.

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.

Campers participate in materials camp.
  • Registration Details
  • Camp Activities
  • Transportation Policy
  • Campus Cancellation Policy

Registration Details

Dates: July 23 - 27, 2023

Eligibility: Requires application and acceptance. Application is open to rising 11th and 12th graders, fall 2023.

Capacity: Space is limited to 48 students, early application is recommended. 

Registration Fee: Free. Students must apply and be accepted into the camp. 

Application Deadline: May 12, 2023


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. Before submitting your online application, you may wish to prepare a personal statement describing why you should be selected to participate - up to 200 words in length.

Acceptance Notification
Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the email address provided in application by end of May 2023. Be sure to use an address that is regularly checked. Accepted applicants must then submit registration and payment online to reserve spot, online payment link will be provided with your acceptance notification.

Registration Cancellation Policy
All camps will have a $50 registration fee (non-refundable, but applied to camp fee). Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Camp Activities

  • Daily activity challenges related to various areas of materials science (materials provided)
  • Lab demos
  • Research highlight presentations
  • Design project competition

Transportation Policy

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

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.

Contact Us

Are you ready for your next adventure?

For more information, contact Dr. Kelley Wilkerson,
Assistant Teaching Professor
Materials Science & Engineering