Solar Atmospheres Hosts Tour for ASM International Teachers’ Camp

ASM International Materials Camp - Teachers

Souderton, PA, August 16, 2018 – Solar Atmospheres, Inc. recently hosted the ASM International Teachers’ Camp to its Souderton, PA facility. The camp was sponsored by the ASM Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter. Twelve teachers from across the country, including one from Canada and three Temple students, spent a week at Temple University’s Ambler campus learning the basics of Materials Science Technology (MST) as taught at the high school level. They worked hands-on with metals, ceramics, polymers and composites to develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials to modern life.

The ASM Materials Camp – Teachers is a proven program that strengthens the curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the secondary level. By introducing teachers to the engineering professions through Materials Science, ASM influences students for years to come.

Solar Atmospheres gave a brief overview of vacuum heat treating furnaces, processes and metallurgy, followed by a tour of the facility. Discussions on vacuum, pressure, time and temperature were all pertinent to the teachers’ curriculum and helped them see the relevance of science in industry. Solar tour guides were impressed with the quality of questions and the interactions they had with the teachers and students.

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