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Kids Become Laboratory Scientists for the Day

Bosco Tech Introduces Middle Schoolers to the Science of How Things Are Made

Nov. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- ROSEMEAD, CA–October 31, 2011– Los Angeles area middle school students will have the chance to conduct their own science experiments, using laboratory equipment like microscopes and x-ray machines, during Don Bosco Technical Institute’s (Bosco Tech’s) Materials Camp on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

From the carbon-fiber bodies of Formula One race cars to the coatings on the surfaces of jet fighters that allow them to evade enemy radar, our world is in constant search of new and better materials. Turning science fiction into science fact requires the improvement of existing materials and the invention of new ones. The Materials Camp will introduce seventh and eighth graders to the properties of the things we build with.

The free, day-long camp, hosted by the school’s Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET) program and ASM International, is designed just for kids. Participants will create molten aluminum casts, learn to make slime, and turn copper pennies into “silver” and then “gold”.

“Kids love to know how things are made,” says Jim Curiel, chairman of Bosco’s Materials Science, Engineering and Technology (MSET) program. “In Materials Camp, we give kids the chance to make things, tear them apart, and study them in a safe scientific setting. They will learn about the materials of everyday items and about how things will be made in the future.”

A complimentary lunch will be served for participants in the day-long event, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Interested students can register by contacting Jim Curiel at (626) 940-2052 or jcuriel@boscotech.edu. Space is limited for this exciting event.

Bosco Tech is the only all-male Catholic high school in the state that uniquely integrates college-preparatory curriculum with a comprehensive, four-year, project-based science and technology program. The academic curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of five technology and engineering-related fields: Architecture and Construction Engineering; Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Integrated Design, Engineering and Art; Materials Science, Engineering and Technology; and Media Arts and Technology.

For further information about Bosco Tech, please call (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu.

ASM International is a worldwide professional society of materials engineers and scientists dedicated to advancing industry, technology and applications of metals and materials.

Don Bosco Technical Institute
1151 San Gabriel Boulevard
Rosemead, CA 91770-4251
(626) 940-2000

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