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    Alfred University: Ceramic & Glass Engineering High School Institute

    Alfred University: Ceramic & Glass Engineering High School Institute


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, Music, Glass Blowing
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Coinciding with United Nations International Year of Glass 2022 we are excited to offer high school students a deep dive into all things glass engineering science with our Music and Magic with Glass Engineering Institute. Find out more!

    Some of the planned activities for participants include:

    • Make’em and Take’em Home . . . Glass Musical Instruments!
    • Your picture made from pure gold inside glass will never fade.
    • Make a personalized glass paperweight or medal with an image of YOU (or your dog, or your crocodile, or...?)
    • This is real glass science magic.
    • Prince Rupert’s Drops: "exploding glass." You won’t forget this one!
    • Fractured Glass Art: if you like hammers, breaking glass, and you think you are an artist, this one is for you.
    • Make "Almost Unbreakable" glass mugs. Then, sell one to your parents for $50!
    • Make your own BioGlass: take it home and watch it “magically” change to bone.  We will study how this happens using an electron microscope and other research tools.

    When not in class, participants enjoy planned activities on campus as well as free time for relaxation. Living, dining and learning together provides participants ample opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning!

    With our dynamic, engaging, talented and caring faculty; terrific facilities; and lovely campus, the Alfred University Music and Magic with Glass Institute could make this your best summer ever!