Penn Summer Science Initiative

Summer Course in Materials Science for High School Students

instronThe LRSM has organized a free, four week summer program for local high school students interested in materials science and engineering since 1993. Typically 24-28 students, usually juniors but occasionally well qualified sophomores, are accepted. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs, and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities. Students are drawn from schools in the Delaware Valley within easy commuting distance of the LRSM. Students from under-represented groups in science are encouraged to apply, especially those from the School District of Philadelphia, women, minorities and the disabled. Student should apply through our on-line application form. Subsequently a CV, school transcript, and two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers should be sent to:

Application deadline April 15

more information:

Mark Licurse, Assistant Director of Education
Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter
University of Pennsylvania
3231 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6202
Tel. (215) 898-6461
Fax (215) 573-4759