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March 01, 2013

Tribology Experiments Needed for STEM Student Program at STLE 2013

Tribology Experiments Needed for STEM Student Program at STLE 2013

During this year’s May annual meeting in Detroit, STLE is planning a new outreach program to teach local high school students and teachers about tribology.

The goal of this initiative is to provide support of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and help to introduce high school students with an interest in engineering, including chemistry and mathematics, to a career in tribology: the study of friction, wear and lubrication.

The society is inviting STLE members and their organizations to assist with providing hands-on tribology or lubrication-related experiments as part of a half-day mini-camp for 50 high school students. The camp will take place Monday, May 6, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. We need hands-on experiments lasting about 15-20 minutes, which are safe for high school students to run. In addition, we’re asking for supplies and volunteers that would be needed to conduct these experiments, as well. Any ideas and write-ups of various tribology experiments would be greatly appreciated.

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STLE and Sesame Street find common ground
Making Science Fun
Tradition and Innovation

If interested in participating in the mini-camp program in Detroit, please submit your suggestions for experiments by filling out the attached experiments form and submit by March 18 to Karl Phipps, kphipps@stle.org or contact STLE Secretary Maureen Hunter at mhunter@kingindustries.com for additional questions.

 
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