Energy Center

Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

"...inspiring future leaders in energy".

                   Duke Energy


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To inspire teachers to communicate the importance of this relatively new and highly interdisciplinary area of scholarship in their classrooms, and to inspire students to consider one of the many fields relating to energy sciences and engineering in their educational and career goals.

Benefit to participants:

• Participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from academics and industry leaders in the energy field.
• Students will have the opportunity to experience college life.
• Participants will attend academy free of charge, plus teachers will be paid a stipend of $400.

  • For details about the camp and how to apply, please visit the about page.
  • For sponsorship details, please visit the sponsorship page.

  • To volunteer or apply for one of our student counselor positions, please check the opportunities page for details.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Any student who will be a Junior or Senior by fall 2014.
• All secondary school teachers that teach in any STEM discipline.
• Participants from previous years will not be accepted.
• Preference given to applicants from Duke, IN serviced territories.
*All participants will be provided with free room and boarding in one of Purdue's residential halls* 


From Duke Energy Indiana President

Doug Esamann

“As Indiana’s leading electric supplier, Duke Energy strongly encourages initiatives to increase education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We are proud to partner with Purdue University as they build on the success of last year’s Purdue Energy Camp.” -Doug Esamann



From previous participants

William Mbongo"…I now know the complexity of the field of energy and the multitude of creative ideas scientists have and their approach to bringing those ideas to reality. It's a great learning experience, it will change the way you think about the world. It is that in the future I will be a leader of a major company that will supply the world with energy!"

-2012 Student Participant

Becky Stiller"…It renewed my exitement about energy. I Loved the nuclear discussion! I liked all of the types of energy presented. I have improved my present lesson plans to include some new ideas and activities about energy. This is a great idea, I hope it continues! The camp has so much potential."

-Becky Stiller,

 Teacher, Roosevelt Middle School/Twin Lakes School Corp, Monticello, IN.

Merindy Carpenter"…I enjoyed the tours, especially the water treatment facility, the power plant and the nuclear reactor. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights from industry leaders."

Thank you for this opportunity!

-Merindy Carpenter,

 Teacher, Westlane Middle School Indianapolis, IN.

Matt Von Werder"…its engaging, entertaining, and educational. I would recommend this camp to all my friends."

-2012 Student Participant

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Contact us:

Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

C/O The Energy Center,

Mann Hall, Rm 105

203 South Martin Jischke Dr.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971

Phone: 765.494.1610

Fax: 765.496.9322