NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.C. Starck participated in the ASM Materials Camp for teachers, the first ever held in New England at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. During the workshop, teachers acquired the basics of Materials Science technology including hands-on, discovery-based experiments using metals, ceramics, polymers and composites materials.
On the second day – Metals Day, Dmitry Shashkov, Member of H.C. Starck's Executive Board and Head of the Business Unit Fabricated Products, gave a presentation on the material composition of airplanes, automobiles, mobile devices, medical diagnostic equipment, wind and solar energy, and LED lighting. Furthermore, Shashkov explained why metals are important to advancing progress as new applications and technologies emerge. H.C. Starck is on the leading-edge of developing new materials that provide innovative solutions to customers.
Dmitry Shashkov said, "With today's rapid technological advancements, it is important for teachers to acquire Material Science knowledge to share with their students. Promoting science education is a key goal for H.C. Starck, because there is a lack of qualified scientists and engineers in the marketplace." Field trips to H.C. Starck's sites will give students firsthand knowledge of what is going on in real world manufacturing. "It's important for students to see that new materials play a critical role in technologies that we, as consumers, are enjoying today," said Dmitry Shashkov.
The ASM Materials Camp for students is an effective motivational tool and discovery-based learning approach to make science fun and motivate students to seek a rewarding career in the sciences.
R&D Engineering staff from the H.C. Starck Newton site participated in both the teacher and student camps. During the summer, two 1-day student camps were conducted, one at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the other at Boston University.
Learn how you can participate: http://www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/foundation/materials-camps/
About H.C. Starck
The H.C. Starck Group is a leading global supplier of technology metals and advanced ceramics, and serves growing industries such as the electronics, chemicals, automotive, medical technology, aerospace, energy technology, and environmental technology industries, as well as engineering companies and tool manufacturers, from its own 14 manufacturing facilities located in Europe, America, and Asia. In 2012, the company employed approximately 3,000 employees in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, China, Japan, and Thailand. Additional news about the company can be found at www.hcstarck.de/press.
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