The University of Maryland MRSEC grants ended in September 2013 after 17 years of successful operation. This site remains as a history of the center, but will not be actively maintained.
University of Maryland
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Great to be back! This will be my second year as the summer camp coordinator for the MRSEC, and I have been part of the camps for many years as a counselor. I love to learn about science, so being able to teach younger kids and get them excited about science is awesome. This fall, I will be a junior at the University of Colorado, Boulder. My current major is ecology and evolutionary biology. I have a passion for the outdoors, exploring nature, and doing adventurous outdoor activities.
My name is Ben and I am a rising junior at the University of Maryland. This is my fourth year working as a camp counselor for these summer camps and I really enjoy working with kids. My hobbies include playing badminton, playing the violin, and listening to music. Some things I don稚 like: insects and waking up in the morning. The best TV show when I was growing up was Hey Arnold. My favorite subject is chemistry and I hope to become a teacher one day. I知 a really friendly guy and I知 sure I will become friends with all of you during the week.
My name is Samuel Soltoff and I知 a rising junior at the University of Maryland, where I study physics. I知 originally from Philadelphia, PA. Besides school, I play the cello and I知 on the UMD parliamentary debate team. After I graduate, I would like to pursue a PhD in physics and eventually work as a research scientist at a university. This is my first experience working with the MRSEC Summer Camps, and I知 super excited.
I am Andrew Stone from Adelphi, MD. I am going to start my freshman year of college in the fall. I will be attending Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. At Quinnipiac I will be majoring in Biology. I played many sports in high school but competed on a national level in wrestling. I知 ready for a fun summer working with MRSEC and their summer programs.