Ivy Tech Corporate College in Fort Wayne is once again inviting area high school science, math, engineering and technology teachers; and middle school science teachers to the upcoming Materials Science Camp for Teachers taking place July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Student Life Center on Ivy Tech’s North Campus (4900 St. Joe Road).
Made possible by a Professional Development Grant from the Talent Initiative, the event is free to teachers, and prizes will be awarded to all participants upon completion. Furthermore, graduate credits are available for an additional fee through IPFW.
The camp, sponsored by the American Society of Materials (ASM), is a one-week summer workshop that shows educators simple labs and experiments using everyday materials that will engage students in applied science.
The facilitators—master teachers from the society—will provide hands-on instruction in metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, as well as in lesson-planning and instructional methods to get students excited about math and science as future careers.
About the Talent Initiative
The Talent Initiative, established by a $20 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., is a 10-county regional program focused on accelerating education and training initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The primary goals of the Talent Initiative are to increase the base of highly skilled workers to meet the needs of the defense/aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries, while increasing job quality and reversing the current decline in regional per capita income. The program receives financial oversight from Community Partnerships, Inc., a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and operational oversight from the Northeast Indiana Fund, a supporting organization of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.