Ivy Tech Fort Wayne to host free virtual STEM camp for area middle, high school teachers this summer

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne’s ASM Materials Camp is open to high school and middle school teachers, including homeschool teachers, with preference given to those in the fields of chemistry, physical science, engineering, industrial/career, and technical education. All teachers from the state of Indiana are welcome to sign up for this virtual camp, which runs June 22–26.

The camp will show teachers new ways to incorporate low-cost experiments into their existing curriculum. During this unprecedented time, ASM Materials Education Foundation has made the decision not to hold in-person camps this summer. They are instead providing interactive, virtual Materials Camp options each week so that individuals can still attend and learn with other teachers from across the state. The ASM Foundation will also build an online community to provide year-round comradery and resources.

“Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and the ASM Materials Education Foundation are bringing this fantastic opportunity for educators to learn how to incorporate material science concepts into their classes,” says Cait Cramer, assistant program chair for Material Science Technology. “Participants will learn about exciting labs and engaging hands-on activities like growing crystals, building towers out of paper, examining the color changes that happen when ceramic glazes are fired, and more. This camp will provide teachers with a wealth of information and fun experiments that they can use to get their students excited about almost any subject they teach.”

The camp is free to all middle and high school science teachers. Two graduate-level credits are optional for $250 through the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Teachers can get more information and sign up for the free camp online at asmfoundation.org/teachers/camp-schedule/. Space is limited.

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