STLE is inviting members and their organizations to submit ideas and materials for hands-on experiments focused on important areas of research within the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering for the society’s 5th Annual Tribology STEM Camp to be held as part of STLE’s 72nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, May 21-25. 2017.
STLE’s goal is to expose high school students, who have interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), about potential careers in the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering.
STLE is looking for short hands-on experiments lasting about 15-20 minutes, which are safe for high school students to run and, most important, are fun activities that will help students understand the principles of friction, wear and lubrication. In addition, we’re asking for donated supplies and volunteers to help conduct the experiments, too. Any ideas and write-ups of various tribology or lubrication-related experiments would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to participate, please contact Karl Phipps, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deadline for experiment application forms is Feb. 22, 2017.
2017 STLE STEM Camp Experiment Application Form
Photos from 2016 STLE STEM Camp