Thursday, May 24, 2012

AIST Materials Camp

About 225 students the two day AIST Materials Camp which included an example 'What's a MRF?' activity provided by SRI. It was one of 10 lessons taught at this camp.

'What's a MRF?' highlights the importance of material choice on product recyclability by mimicing a small scale model of the material separation process. A team of students separate pieces of steel, plastic, and paper to see how the magnetic separation of steel compares to manual removal of other materials.

The camp is intended for kids with interests in material sciences and is taught by college students who share that interest. It is additionally attended by AIST members.