About Purdue Science K-12 Outreach

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The Purdue Science K-12 Outreach program was initiated in 1989 to increase interest and achievement in science and mathematics at the pre-college level. We provide K-12 science and mathematics professional development programs for teachers, form long-term partnerships with school districts, and engage students in standards-based activities. Since 1989 our work has included:

  • Over 5,000 School Visits
  • Over 19,000 Teachers Participating in Activities
  • Over 800,000 Students Participating in Events
  • Ongoing Support of Professional Organizations Like HASTI and ICTM
  • Expended over $16,000,000 for K-12 Science and Mathematics Programs

Purdue Science K-12 Outreach coordinators act as resources and facilitators, establishing cooperative relationships with elementary and secondary schools to bring about changes in the quality of education. Our programs link the expertise of Purdue Science faculty with students, teachers, parents, schools, and school systems through collaborative interactions. Since its inception, Purdue Science K-12 Outreach has reached more than 17,000 teachers and 740,000 students by traveling to Indiana schools with programs, laboratory equipment, and other activities aimed at the improvement of science and mathematics education.

Contact Us:

Purdue Science K-12 Outreach

Purdue University College of Science, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 • Phone: (765) 494-1729, Fax: (765) 494-1736

Student Advising Office: (765) 494-1771, Fax: (765) 496-3015 • Science IT, (765) 494-4488

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