In person: July 17 - 20, 2023
Online: July 31 - August 3, 2023
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 during a week-long Summer
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.
The Drexel University Materials Science & Engineering Summer Institute will give rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are 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, 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.
Modes of Program Delivery
The MSE Summer Institute will be either in-person or online depending on the week
In-Person Sessions: July 17-20, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM each day (Monday - Thursday)
Online Session: July 31 - August 3, 2023 12:30 - 4:30 PM each day (Monday - Thursday)
$750 for the in-person program.
$450 for the online program.
Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2023 or until all slots are filled. Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis starting in February 2023. Apply here.
Applications require two components:
- Transcript (unofficial is fine)
- 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?
Questions can be directed to Dr. Christopher Weyant.