Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute - Home Edition

All available slots for the Materials Summer Institute Home Edition 2020 are now full. Please check back in January 2021 for information about the Summer 2021 program and application process.

July 13 - 16 or July 20 - 23, 2020
12:30-4:00 Each Day (Monday-Thursday)

Are you an aspiring scientist or engineer looking to learn about how people create materials that improve our lives?

Explore materials science and engineering while learning about nanotechonology and sustainability online from your home during a week-long Summer Institute!

Copper-polymer composite test samples being 3D printed
Students measuring the power output of a silicon-based solar panel
Students learning how to properly mechnically test their 3D-printed polymer samples
Student group presenting their experimental results at the end of the week
Students prepare their glass substrates for creation of a dye-sensitized solar cell
Students deposit a titanium dioxide paste on glass during creation of a dye-sensitized solar cell
Scanning electron microscope image of electrospun polymer nanofibers
Students pose by Mario the Dragon at the end of the week
Copper-polymer composite test samples being 3D printed
Students measuring the power output of a silicon-based solar panel
Students learning how to properly mechnically test their 3D-printed polymer samples
Student group presenting their experimental results at the end of the week
Students prepare their glass substrates for creation of a dye-sensitized solar cell
Students deposit a titanium dioxide paste on glass during creation of a dye-sensitized solar cell
Scanning electron microscope image of electrospun polymer nanofibers
Students pose by Mario the Dragon at the end of the week

Materials are at the core of technological advances across all fields of science and engineering. From the ever-shrinking microchip containing billions of nanoscale transistors to advances in drug delivery for cancer therapy, materials scientists and engineers manipulate atomic structures to change properties on small and large scales. The future possibilities for materials innovations are endless and continue to contribute to improving our daily lives.

Program Overview

The Drexel University Materials Science & Engineering Summer Institute - Home Edition will give aspiring scientists and engineers the chance to learn about how atomic elements arrange themselves to form the materials that are all around us. Furthermore, the Summer Institute will emphasize how variables in processing of materials determine physical, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties.

Through science and engineering activities during live online sessions, students will gain an understanding of how materials impact the fields of energy, biotechnology, electronics, and aerospace. Sustainability and nanotechnology will be a theme woven through all of the modules.

Fee

$275

Apply!

All available slots for the Materials Summer Institute Home Edition 2020 are now full. Please check back in January 2021 for information about the 2021 summer program and application process.

Applications require two components:

  1. Transcript (unofficial is fine)
  2. Essay (100-300 words) answering the following questions:
  • What material is most interesting to you and why?
  • Why do you want to be part of the Summer Institute?

More Information

Questions can be directed to Dr. Christopher Weyant.