6th-8th graders invited to free after-school engineering program
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will offer students in sixth through eighth grades three after-school engineering sessions this academic year.
Innovation to Reality (I2R), sponsored by Purdue's Women in Engineering Program, will focus on finding solutions to the global problems of climate change, food and energy. The sessions will offer presentations, lab tours and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students.
"The Dynamic World: Engineering and Our Changing Climate" session will run from 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 13 though Nov. 10. The registration deadline is Wednesday (Sept. 22).
"Edible Engineering: The Life Cycle of Food" will be 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 13 though Feb. 10. The registration deadline is Nov. 19.
"The Energy Game: We've Got The Power!" will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 8 through March 8. The registration deadline is Jan. 14.
The sessions are free, but a refundable deposit is required to hold an applicant's position. Registration is limited to the first 25 students to apply per session. Registration is available online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/Programs/K-12/precollege.html
For more information, contact Velvet Fitzpatrick at 765-494-2582, email@example.com
Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Jennifer Groh, Women in Engineering Program associate director, 765-494-0758, email@example.com