M-STEM³ Motorsports STEM for Manufacturing and Medicine


We sponsor several events throughout the year for students and educators. This section includes information about some of our upcoming events.

M-STEM3 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Start your engines! The M-STEM3 500 harnesses the excitement of auto racing and the motor speedway to spark middle and high school students’ interests in STEM-related careers. Students will have an opportunity to meet with motorsports-related employers during a career information fair. They’ll also experience the excitement of May at IMS.

If your school is interested in participating in the M-STEM3 500, you can register online or email us for additional information at white66@purdue.edu.

If your business is interested in exploring partnerships for this event, send us an email at white66@purdue.edu.

The 2016 M-STEM3 500 is May 15-17.

International Collegiate USAC EvGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS)

Get ready to race! The event, started at Purdue, features electric-powered go-karts designed and built by college teams from around the world. They compete in a 50-lap race and are judged on performance, energy efficiency and engineering design.

2016 events will be held May 15 and 16 with race day on May 17 at IMS.

Please continue to check back for more information.

Academic Boot Camp for Incoming Freshman

Get acquainted with Purdue, your classmates and your mentors before everyone else comes to campus.  Academic Boot Camp (ABC)  

  • Students participate in a 5-week simulation of the first semester at Purdue that helps them transition to life as an engineering student
  • Students take non credit bearing courses in math, chemistry, physics, and programming
  • Students learn about engineering by designing and building a go-kart from the ground up
  • Students get introduced to campus, campus life, and campus resources
  • Students participate in professional development activities and network with alums
  • Students are able to form communities with peers before their first day of class

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