Nanodays 2010


NEXTRANS Indiana High School Essay Contest

The NEXTRANS Center at Purdue University is sponsoring its third high school essay competition for students residing in Indiana. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three essays. The contest’s goal is to encourage students to consider how integral transportation is to the future of Indiana and our nation, and potentially interest them in transportation-related careers and/or higher education in the field. NEXTRANS is seeking articulate and well-researched essays of up to 1500 words on the following topic: What factor(s) do you think will most affect the future of transportation in Indiana and across the nation?

Please submit a clear, well-organized and well-researched essay of up to 1500 words adhering to the provided topic. All public, private and homeschooled high school students (grades 9-12) currently residing in Indiana are eligible to enter.

Entries must be received on or before December 9, 2011 to:
NEXTRANS 2011 High School Essay Competition
3000 Kent Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Please visit www.purdue.edu/dp/nextrans for complete details. Additional questions may be directed to Andrea McIntyre at 765-496-9734 or andream@purdue.edu.


Two weeks of research in the new LRC wet lab and facilities brings success for national team.

Nano Days

Educational activities about nanoscale science and engineering. For students in Grades K-12.

Spring 2012 @ Birk Nanotechnology Center. Free and open to the public. Classes and schools welcome.

Continuing Education for PK-12 Teachers

Providing specialiezed instruction, professional development, licensure and credit toward licens renewal - serving the working teacher.

Please see Professional Development for PK-12 Teachers for more information.

Purdue zipTrips

zipTrips is an innovative program to create science-based electronic field trips for students in grades 6–8. These field trips use technology to provide virtual visits to the West Lafayette campus, where students will meet scientists from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue Agriculture, and Discovery Park, and learn first-hand about their work. Purdue zipTrips is funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Visit www.purdue.edu/ziptrips to learn more.

Class Visits to DP

Have you and your class been to Purdue University’s newest research facility? We would like to invite you to take a tour. To register for a class visit, please go to: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/index.php.

Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC)

The Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) includes 23 affiliates who work together to promote STEM education initiatives related to NASA themes and careers in the State of Indiana. Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, serves as the INSGC lead institution under the direction of Dr. Barrett Caldwell.

Please see website for more details and opportunities: www.insgc.org.

For questions contact: insgc@purdue.edu.

2012 Purdue Guitar Workshops for Teachers and Students

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing works each summer with the College of Technology in hosting 3 guitar manufacturing workshops. This coming summer we have three planned:

Watch for 2012 workshop dates.

For more information www.metalsound.org

About P14-STEM

A Message From Chris Foster

Thank you for your interest in Discovery Park's P-14 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-14 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-14 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.

View the Newsletter (PDF)
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For Discovery Park Tours, contact Maria Longoria-Littleton (mlongori@purdue.edu)

For other activites, please contact Candiss B. Vibbert (vibbert@purdue.edu)