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October 18, 2013

Tribology Experiments Needed for 2nd Annual Student STEM Camp at STLE 2014

Tribology Experiments Needed for 2nd Annual Student STEM Camp at STLE 2014

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 2nd Annual Student STEM Camp to be held as part of STLE’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, May 18-22.

STLE hosted 30 students from Detroit’s Cass Technical High School during the 2013 annual meeting last May. The students participated in 10 experiments focusing on important areas of tribological study such as grease manufacturing, sliding friction, flash rusting and boundary lubrication.

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 research and lubrication engineering.

STLE is looking for hands-on experiments lasting about 15-20 minutes, which are safe for high school students to run. 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 can help, please contact Karl Phipps, kphipps@stle.org or Bruce Murgueitio, bmurgueitio@stle.org at STLE Headquarters or provide your suggestions for experiments by filling out the attached form and submit by Jan. 15, 2014.

Learn more about our STEM program, check out these links:

[Click here] to access the STEM Experiment Form
[Click here] to view photos from 2013 Student STEM Camp
 
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