Outreach Programs

Our department is not only dedicated to the education of our students, but also to informing high school students about potential careers in science and engineering.  

High School Student Shadowing Program

If you are a high school student considering a career in science or engineering, our shadowing program could help you decide if this path is for you.  This program is designed to provide motivated students with a day of hands-on research experience.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please do the following:

  1. Visit our faculty page to decide what type of research appeals you. 
  2. Contact Krista Carlson (krista.carlson@utah.edu) to set up an appointment.  Please include three potential visitation dates and select the names of three faculty members that you would be interested in meeting, as they have varied schedules.
  3. Bring any questions about your visit or about applying to our program.

High School Classroom Experience

This program is for teachers interested in introducing their students to new and exciting scientific research occurring in various aspects of Metallurgical Engineering.  These programs are tailored to support your curriculum and can be adjusted for junior high through high school students. The options for this program include (but are not limited to):

  1. Class Discussion - Discussion about what Metallurgical Engineering is and about the benefits of pursuing a career in this field.
  2. Classroom Experiments - Aiding the students in a metallurgy related experiment.
  3. U of U Laboratory Visit - Students visit our laboratories on the University of Utah campus to learn about Metallurgical Engineering research and have the experience of using some of our cutting edge equipment.
  4. Classroom and U of U Visit - A combination of options 2 (Classroom Experiments) and 3 (U of U Laboratory Visit).  Students will make samples in your classroom that they will then bring to our labs to analyze.

For more information, or to design a custom experience, please contact Krista Carlson (krista.carlson@utah.edu).