Montana Tech to Host ASM Camp for Teachers

Committed to assist STEM instruction at all levels, Montana Tech and its Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering have partnered with ASM Materials Education Foundation to host a free one-week professional development workshop on minerals, metals and materials this summer. ASM Foundation’s mission is “to excite young people in materials, science, and engineering careers”.
The ASM Materials Camp will run from July 10-15, 2016 and is targeted to general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers. Middle School physical science teachers are also encouraged to attend. The camp instructs the teachers in the classroom and laboratory but also includes industrial fieldtrips to see real-world applications. Attendees will learn how to engage their students using simple, low-cost experiments that can be easily integrated into their lesson plans. When implemented, it helps their students discover career opportunities in science and engineering.

Free attendance at this workshop is made possible by the generous financial support and many volunteers from Montana Tech, ASM Materials Education Foundation, Barrick Gold Corporation, and American Chemet Corporation. The camp will provide 4 CEUs, materials, lunches & snacks and housing for out-of-town participants or those who live over 50 miles away from the university. They will also provide 40 OPI renewal units to Montana teachers. Graduate credits are also available! Two (2) graduate credits available (at participant’s expense) through the University of Missouri-Kansas City at $250 (this is optional).

To apply, visit or visit For more information or questions, please contact Jeane Deatherage, Administrator of Foundation Programs at or 1-800-336-5152.