Innovation to Reality (I2R)

I2R is a FREE after school engineering program for 6th-8th grade students. I2R provides a unique opportunity to explore themed areas of engineering through a combination of faculty guest speakers, lab tours and hands-on engineering activities. Each theme meets once a week for three to five weeks. Past themes have been related to topics of Climate Change, Diabetes, Food, Energy, and Water Scarcity. 

Fall 2017 Session: Engineering Your Everyday World   

4-Week Program: Wednesdays, October 25th - November 15th; 6:00-8:30pm at Purdue's West Lafayette Campus

Throughout this session, we will explore how everyday items and systems all around us are engineered to make our lives better. Have you ever wondered how houses are engineered or how items in factories make it to your home? Have you ever thought about how transportation systems are engineered to accommodate new modes of transportation? Have you ever questioned how stores can sell thousands of items to you at once? From traffic engineers designing safer roads to mechanical engineers designing bigger and more energy efficient stores, we will discover how everything around us is engineered in one way or another.

For common questions, check out the FAQs page.

Additional Information and Contacts

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I2R Guidelines Agreement

Sue Bayley

Assistant Director

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