ASTON continues to host ASM Materials Camps. These summer camps introduce high school juniors and seniors to materials science and failure analysis. The students attend lectures at local universities and colleges, go on field trips to local manufacturers and are challenged to perform a hands on failure analysis in our lab. With the guidance of volunteer staff, they learn to use laboratory equipment and reference collections to solve their problem. They discover their most important tool in the laboratory is not all of the fancy equipment they find in our lab, but their own minds. They always do great!