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Economics & Entrepreneurship: Creating a Classroom Business Enterprise An engaging workshop to help educators who would like to create a classroom business enterprise to help their students learn first hand the concepts of economics and entrepreneurship. Appropriate for those wishing to learn more about this concept as well as those ready to start planning and implementing a real classroom business. Teachers Details
Thinking Outside the Textbook: An Economics Workshop for Middle & High School Teachers A $mart Indiana workshop for middle and high school teachers. Learn about the many economic education resources available beyond the high school textbook. Discover innovative methods to integrate active-learning economics lessons into your classroom. No charge but pre-registration is required. Resource materials and refreshments provided. Workshop will be held at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Teachers Details
Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects (STEP) STEP is a one-week camp for high school students entering their senior year who are interested in studying engineering. It provides an opportunity to explore disciplines within engineering and the careers for which an engineering degree can prepare a student.

 Participants are chosen on the basis of academic performance and work on teams using imagination and creativity to solve a multifaceted design challenge. Students will be involved in collaborative classroom experiences that will help them develop the skills that engineers need.

 STEP students will tour departments within the College of Engineering and visit local companies where engineers work. The program runs from Sunday afternoon through lunch on Friday. Students stay in campus residence hall rooms.
 Grades 11-12 Details
Duke Energy Academy at Purdue The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue for High-Achieving Students and Outstanding Science Teachers By 2030, the global demand for energy will have increased by 50% based on the predicted human population increase. A secure energy future, both in the United States and abroad, needs solutions that come from a diverse energy portfolio. Unfortunately, we face a national crisis in the number and quality of students entering the STEM disciplines that will have a future impact on our nation’s ability to lead the world in the energy sector. To address these issues, Purdue University has launched an Energy Academy to inspire high school students and teachers in energy sciences and engineering. Participation is provided free of charge to the 42 participating students and 42 teachers. Teachers also will receive a $400 stipend. Grades 11-12, Grade 12 Details
Innovation to Reality (I2R) An after-school, academic year on-campus program created for all 6th - 8th grade students that introduces engineering through a combination of hands-on engineering activities, faculty guest speakers, and laboratory tours. Each five-week session has a theme based on current events of global significance and Purdue faculty research and shows students how engineers make a difference in the world. Past themes include Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Diabetes, Food, and Water Scarcity. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 Details
Imagination, Innovation, Discovery, Design (I2D2) Open House Current engineering students engage K-6th grade participants in hands-on activities designed to show the creativity, teamwork, and social relevance of an engineering career. Grades 5-6, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day As part of National Engineers Week, the Women in Engineering Program is offering a FREE one-day event for high school freshmen and sophomores. Participants will spend the day on Purdue's campus with staff members and current engineering student mentors. They'll participate in activities, have lunch in one of our dining halls and further explore areas of engineering they're interested in. Grades 9-10 Details
Chemistry Visits High School Chemistry classes visit current research labs in Chemistry to witness what real research is all about. Students get to interact with Professors and Graduate students while touring the research labs. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Seniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue (SEE Purdue) Free daylong engineering series for high school seniors geared toward women interested in engineering. Take part in tours of the engineering campus and residence halls; have your questions answered by representatives from First Year Engineering; Admissions and Financial Aid. Explore two areas of engineering of your choice and connect with current Purdue engineering students, faculty, staff and practicing engineers. Grades 11-12 Details
Juniors Exploring Engineering at Purdue Free all day event for high school juniors geared toward women interested in engineering. Connect with current Purdue engineering students, faculty, staff and practicing engineers. Explore two areas of engineering of your choice. This is a great opportunity to visit and tour campus, explore and research all the facets of engineering. Grades 11-12 Details
INSPIRE Assessment Center The INSPIRE Assessment Center contains a rich database of instruments designed by researchers all over the world to assess people's knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs about engineering and science. The database also provides information on the validity and reliability of these instruments. INSPIRE (Institute for P-12 Engineering Education & Research) All ages Details
Science Express This project provides an opportunity for young students, from all backgrounds, to have hands-on learning experiences with instruments used in research laboratories today.The equipment, mounted on rolling carts, is delivered directly into the classroom for use by the students. Teachers attend training sessions during the school year or summers, during which time they are trained on the instruments and develop experiments appropriate for the high school laboratories. Emphasis on real world applications helps to demystify the instruments and link experiments to student experiences. The use of a variety of instruments provides a wide range of laboratory experiments and allows teachers to customize their chemistry and biology curriculum to fit the needs of their students. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Future Boilermakers - Middle School Visit Program This program encourages middle school students to begin thinking about the possibilities that are theirs with a college education while highlighting the people and programs at Purdue. School group students shadow the activities of college students as well as the spaces they frequent on Purdue's campus. They also have close encounters with the students and faculty. To receive the optimal campus visit experience, school groups should not exceed 55 attendees (including 5 chaperones). Groups larger than 55 attendees may consider multiple campus visits. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 Details
NEESacademy At the NEESacademy you can explore how NEES engineers and scientists control the massive energy of earthquakes and tsunamis by designing and testing resilient structures. Everyone can learn about the science and engineering that goes into designing safe buildings, transportation systems, and lifelines. Teachers can learn about ways to bring earthquake engineering concepts to their curriculum. New activities and hosted workshops are listed often. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Adult Details
Purdue AgComm: Informal Science Education Agricultural Communication creates and distributes informal science education products used for outreach. We have the expertise to help you develop: * museum-quality exhibits * electronic field trips * print publications * videos * websites * CDs and DVDs * news releases * community events Grades 5-6, All ages Details
Boiler Vet Camp This camp is designed for students who are interested in becoming veterinary professionals and provides a preview into the real and vast fields of veterinary medicine. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12 Details