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AU offers Ceramic Engineering Camp for high schoolers

Alfred University will host the Ceramic Engineering Camp, a summer program for high school upperclassmen interested in learning more about both traditional and advanced ceramics, Sunday-Thursday, June 24-28.

The camp is designed for students entering 11th or 12th grade in fall 2012. The program will focus on ceramics processes such as tape-casting. lamination and glazing. as well as discovering how the chemistry of polymers directly affect their properties.

In addition to the workshops, participants will enjoy scheduled activities on and off campus, including picnics, campfires, and hikes for the full benefit of the participants.

Classes are taught by Faculty from Alfred University Inamori School of Engineering, assisted by AU graduate students, teach the classes. Steven Pilgrim, professor of materials science and engineering, and William Carty, professor of ceramic engineering and materials science, are Co-Directors of this program and serve as the primary instructors.

The institute fee is $850 which includes a non-refundable $100 deposit. This covers tuition, supervision, program materials, a field trip, recreational activities, and room and board from dinner on the first day through lunch on the last day. Participants will stay in double rooms in the University’s residence halls. The $100 deposit must be submitted with the application.

Students who wish to apply must return a completed application form (go to:, a copy of an up-to-date transcript or report card, two letters of recommendation from teachers, and a non-refundable (unless the student is not accepted to the program) $100 deposit. All items should be sent in one packet to the Office of Summer Programs, Alfred University, Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802, by Friday, April 13, 2012. Late applications may be considered only if space is available.

For more information about the summer Ceramics Engineering Camp, Visit, or contact the Office of Summer Programs at607.871.2612.