The American Society for Materials, Peoria Chapter, otherwise known as ASM, just wrapped up their yearly Materials Engineering Camp for high school juniors and seniors who excel in math and science who also indicate an interest in engineering.
This is the 12th year that the Peoria Chapter of ASM has hosted the Materials Engineering Camp, taking place July 25th through the 29th. Each year ASM has accepted 30 students from the Greater Peoria area to participate in the camp free of charge. This is made possible by all of the wonderful sponsors of the camp. Upon arrival at Bradley University Monday morning, the 30 students are broken into six teams and work on team assignment projects throughout the week at various sites, including U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Bradley University, the Caterpillar Technical Center, and more!
Camp attendees are also introduced to many of the local engineering materials focused industries in the Peoria area. Bud Harvey, who is a board member of the Peoria Chapter and has helped organize the camp, “One of the main objectives of the Materials Engineering Camp is to show the students all of the great potential career opportunities in the area.” Harvey and the entire team at ASM understand the importance of growing our workforce potential from within, so they ensure that each student knows what opportunities in STEM related careers are out there in Greater Peoria.
Here’s how you can help: with increased sponsorship, participation, and support for the Materials Engineering Camp, the more effective the it will be. If you would like to find out more about the ASMMaterial’s Camp or how you can get involved, contact the Chairman for the ASM Peoria Chapter Umesh Patil.