MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology, known for hands-on education, offers a summer camp in nanotechnology for high school students, July 14-18,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Nanotechnology is the field of science devoted to designing and studying ultra-small materials.
The camp, designed to be fun and educational, is open to any student who has completed a high school-level chemistry class or two years of integrated
science. Students with an interest in any area of science or engineering are especially encouraged to attend.
Campers will engage in a variety of hands-on experiences. These include operating a scanning tunneling microscope to view atoms, making a liquid that
responds to magnets, learning the history of nanotechnology and how it can impact our future, and touring campus laboratories where Florida Tech
researchers study nanotechnology.
Students will build models, such as crystal structures; perform laboratory experiments; operate scientific instruments; and talk with faculty and
undergraduate students about college and research.
Department of Chemistry faculty members Kurt Winkelmann, Ph.D., and Joel Olson, Ph.D., will lead the camp. Both teach one of the nation’s few
freshman-level nanotechnology laboratory courses. The registration form and fee must be received on or before June 16.
The fee is $210 with lunch or $175 without lunch per student. This includes a T-shirt and supplies.
For more information, visit: http://activities.fit.edu/campnanotech or call (321) 674-7376 or (321) 674-7350.