Research centers at Discovery Park include engagement to pre-college students as a part of what they do. This listing will provide you with a partial description of those programs and how you may get involved. For more information, listings provide a direct link to individual DP Research Center's webpages.

Birck Nanotechnology Center

  • Generation Nano
    This program for students provides a virtual tour of the nanotechnology center while providing insight into the science of very small objects and their interactions.

Bindley Bioscience Center

  • Howard Hughes Electronic Field Trips in Comparative Biology for Middle School Students
    Nationally recognized scientists from agriculture, biology, and veterinary medicine will team with education and instructional design experts and video production personnel to bring science and scientists electronically into the classroom. Electronic Field Trips (EFTs) will be offered through live web streaming, IP videoconferencing, or collaborative web software, or a combination of the three. An on-camera host and featured scientist will interact with classroom participants electronically to bring on-site experiences into the distant classroom as an integrative complement to existing instruction. For more information contact Dr. J. Paul Robinson:

Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Discovery Learning Center

    The Discovery Learning Center hosts many of the programs aimed pre-college students. The following listing should help with navigating the opportunities.

Indiana Space Grant Consortium

Purdue Homeland Security Institute

    Develops K-12 Curriculum/Disaster Software and coordinates teacher training.

Energy Center

    Develops energy activities for the classroom.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Center for the Environment

Cyber Center

Envision Center

About P12-STEM

A Message From Chris Foster

Thank you for your interest in Discovery Park's P-12 STEM Program. In this location at Purdue biological, physical and engineering research combines to create new discoveries that may both interest and inspire pre-college students, teachers and parents. Through this web page, the P-12 STEM Program intends to make educational resources based on this research more generally available to the public. We welcome your enquiries!

Fall Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from P-12 STEM, including an update about opportunities in STEM education at Discovery Park and Purdue for teachers and students. These opportunities include teacher workshops, summer science camps for students and events for everyone.

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Christian Foster
Hall for Discovery and Learning Research (DLR)
207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Suite 204
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1791

  • Phone: 765-494-2981