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July 14, 2013

Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.


* July 14-18 - TECHFIT coming to four Indiana middle schools

* July 18 – Purdue trustees to meet


TECHFIT coming to four Indiana middle schools

July 14-18. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Large Conference Room and Multipurpose Room 5. TECHFIT (Teaching Engineering Concepts to Harness Future Innovators and Technologists) will teach 11 middle school teachers how to deliver a 10-week afterschool program that uses technology to create fitness games. At the end of the program, participating teams will gather to show off their fitness innovations. Teachers who successfully complete and implement the program can receive a stipend and professional development credit. Inaugural participants include South Adams Middle School in Berne, Fegely Middle School in Portage, Bremen Middle School, and Lakeside Middle School in Fort Wayne. More information about the NSF-funded College of Technology program is available at http://techfit.tech.purdue.edu.

CONTACT: Jim Schenke, Purdue News Service, 765-237-7296, jschenke@purdue.edu


Purdue trustees to meet

July 18. 9 a.m. Stewart Center, Room 326.

CONTACT: Brian Zink, Purdue News Service, 765-494-2080, bzink@purdue.edu