Materials Camp for High School Students

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MatCamp is a materials science-based summer day camp for high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in fall. The camp is free; campers are responsible for their own lunches. As the camp is a day camp, there is no housing provided or available. Admission to this camp is by selection; students will be accepted based on their abilities, motivation, and interests. U.S. citizenship is not required for participation in this camp. 

The 2020 MatCamp will be held on July 13th-18th, 2020. Students must be rising juniors or seniors in fall 2020, AND must also be 16 years old on or before July 13, 2020

MatCamp 2020 Updates: Due to COVID-19 we are now cancelled for 2020

We appreciate your patience as we navigate this difficult time. Unfortunately the university notified us on May 14th that in-person summer camps for students will not be permitted, and as we are unable to move our camp experience online we will be cancelling MatCamp for 2020.  We hope to be able to resume in the Summer of 2021!

Online Summer Materials Camp for 2020 taught by the ASM Materials Education Foundation Now Available

A wonderful opportunity is now available from the ASM Materials Education Foundation to attend an online summer camp.  More details are available on their web site. A program Flyer is also available.

UW MatCamp 2021 Application Materials

Neither Applications nor dates for 2021 MatCamp are available yet.  Generally application materials are available by early February. More specifics will be posted here once available . 

Please submit the recommendation form(s), your photo, and your grades in the same mailing. Please submit to (preferred); or you may submit materials to Sandra Maddox - MatCamp Administrator: Materials Science and Engineering, Box 352120, Seattle, WA 98195-2120. Materials to submit are:

  • Completed and submitted online application
  • Completed recommendation form - from one or two people
  • A copy of your most recent report card or transcript
  • A clear headshot

MatCamp details

See the 2020 MatCamp Flyer for a good idea of what the camp holds in store. You can also check out other sections of this web site.

  • Highlights from the previous year's camp, which include working with Materials Mentors who are practicing engineers from local companies
  • A sample camp schedule
  • Information for parents
  • Directions and transportation to the University of Washington and to the Materials Science and Engineering department


2020 Sponsors