Solar Atmospheres hosted 28 high-school students enrolled in the Summer Engineering Institute (SEI) at Lehigh University on July 11. The group also included a few members of Lehigh University undergraduate students and staff. The SEI program is a two-week residential program, running two sessions back to back. Students are nominated by faculty of local high schools, and the program specifically targets under-represented groups including girls, first-generation students and students who might otherwise have limited opportunities to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Solar Atmospheres provided a tour of its Souderton, Pa., campus, exhibiting materials and processes for applications in a variety of markets. The students experienced a manufacturing setting encompassing related topics from their curriculum and gained a better understanding of heat treating and manufacturing.

Solar Atmospheres will host another group of SEI students later this month.