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September 25, 2012

Purdue to participate in Celebrate Science Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will participate in the second annual Celebrate Science Indiana Oct. 6 at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

At Celebrate Science Indiana, students, their families and others can do hands-on activities, see science demonstrations, enjoy science-related presentations and discussions, interact with scientists, and find out about educational and professional possibilities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Purdue will sponsor a scavenger hunt. Students will go to various stations to find the answers to science-related questions. Those who collect correct answers for all of the questions will be eligible for random drawings throughout the day for a specially designed T-shirt.

Celebrate Science Indiana will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Champions Pavilion at the fairgrounds. Admission is free but a donation of one canned food item per person is suggested. Parking at the fairgrounds will cost $5.

Celebrate Science Indiana is a program of the Science Education Foundation of Indiana. Additional sponsors include Purdue, Eli Lilly and Co., Dow AgroSciences, Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Indiana Academy of Sciences and Emergency Radio Services.

More information about Celebrate Science Indiana can be found at http://www.celebratescienceindiana.org

Writer: Judith Barra Austin, 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Sources: Tom Turpin, Purdue entomology professor, 765-494-4569, turpin@purdue.edu

Candiss Vibbert, associate director for Discovery Park engagement, 765-494-9404, vibbert@purdue.edu

Dorothy Reed, College of Education assistant dean for engagement, 765-494-5572, reed7@purdue.edu