6th-8th graders invited to after-school engineering program focused on space

December 18, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will offer students in sixth through eighth grades a free after-school engineering program next semester.

Innovation to Reality (I2R), sponsored by Purdue's Women in Engineering Program, will focus on how engineering relates to space exploration.

Engineers and scientists have shaped the way we explore space. In the I2R program, students will learn about areas such as the engineering involved in transportation to space, getting food and water to space, and health care in space.

The sessions will offer presentations, lab tours and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students.

The I2R program will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 13 to March 13.

Registration is limited to 30 students. The application deadline is Jan. 13.

More information and applications are available at https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/Programs/K-12/I2R/I2R  

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

Source: Dawn Mikels, Women in Engineering Program, 765-494-3889, djmikels@purdue.edu

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