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3258Mining Engineering & Materials Science camp at U of A: June 22-27

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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Apr 16, 2014

    Mansel A Nelson
    Program Coordinator
    Tribal Environmental Education Outreach

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Jane Jackson <jane.jackson@...>
    Date: April 15, 2014 at 9:13:12 PM MST
    To: <TCHRS@...>
    Cc: <pkwilkinson@...>
    Subject: [tchrs] Mining Engineering & Materials Science camp at U of A: June 22-27
    Reply-To: Jane Jackson <jane.jackson@...>

    Mining Engineering & Materials Science camp at U of A: Jun
    High school chemistry and physics teachers,
    Please consider telling your 11th and 12th grade students about this unusual opportunity.  (Received from Pam Wilkinson on April 15, 2014)  -- Jane J

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    Join us at the University of Arizona, College of Engineering for our featured program in
    Mining Engineering and Materials Science: June 22-27

    Are you a hands-on person who ever wondered about what the natural world has to offer? The wonder and the world of mining and materials await you!
    You will be introduced to the first principles of mining engineering, starting with mineral exploration, mine safety procedures, and blasting. Later, you will venture deeper into the subject of mining engineering by learning about the design and operation of a surface mine, an underground mine, and mineral processing.
    You will have a chance to receive training in equipment operation and materials handling using a simulator inside a control room similar to the ones found in large-scale mining operations. At the end of the week you will get the unique opportunity to visit and work on design competitions at the San Xavier Mine! This student run, multi-level mine is a great place to test your analytical and design skills. You may even get the chance to participate in a demolitions seminar!
    Once you've had the chance to explore how resources are extracted, work on how they become the things you use every day. Look inside the world from a Materials Science & Engineering perspective.  See what kind of materials work for different types of situations and environments and then make them yourself. You will get hands on labs for everything from smelting to ceramic design to glass manufacturing.

    The session is open to 11th- and 12th- graders as well as graduating seniors looking to get a head start on their engineering journey. The cost per session is $600 with a $15 registration fee. Need-based scholarships are available.

    Deadline for applications is May 9, and these sessions are filling fast. For more information or to apply, please visit engr.arizona.edu/future/sea.

    We look forward to having you as a participant in the Summer Engineering Academy this summer!


    Cecilia Gaxiola
    Program Coordinator, Summer Engineering Academy
    (520) 621-4018
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