Participants will receive an overview of the field and will learn about how key molecular engineering concepts relate to real-world design problems, engaging both in the process of scientific inquiry and in the process of technological design. Through demonstrations and hands-on laboratory investigation, participants will explore molecular engineering concepts, enhance their problem-solving skills, engage in teamwork, and interact with top engineers in the field. The program will lead participants beyond the boundaries of traditional fields and into the intersection of physical, chemical, biological, computational, and engineering sciences – the forefront of technological problem-solving – so that they are able to engage in the lateral, multi-disciplinary thinking that is required to solve some of the most fundamental problems facing society. Field trips may include visits to the University of Chicago’s Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility and Argonne National Laboratory.
High School Students
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