Coe Talented and Gifted Summer Academy
MATERIAL SCIENCE ENGINEERING - Dr. Caio B. Bragatto, Assistant Professor of Physics: Material science is a fundamental piece of almost all of the recent technological improvements in our lives, including the environmental, medical, and energy fields. Dr. Bragatto (a Materials Science Engineering PhD) will cover the intrinsic relationship between chemical composition, structure and property of materials - ranging from traditional materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) to modern materials (nano materials, superconductors, bio active materials). Using state-of-the-art research-grade equipment, such as Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscope, Raman Spectroscopy, and X-Ray Diffractometer the students perform a host of structure/property measurements on sample materials they produce in our laboratories.
ASTROPHYSICS - By Dr. Firdevs Duru, Assistant Professor of Physics: An introduction to the objects and phenomena found in the universe, including the solar system, planets, moons, comets, meteors, the sun, stars, birth and death of stars, neutron stars, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars, and cosmological evolution. The laboratory sessions will cover methods such as angular size, parallax, telescopes, spectroscopy, and observational data analysis such as mass of Jupiter, giant planets, asteroids, and the Sun.
Cost per week-long course:
$1,000 for resident students or $750 for commuter students