Connecting Purdue University scientists with elementary and secondary schools, students, teachers and families.
The College of Science K-12 Outreach programs provide science and mathematics professional development programs for K-12 teachers, establish long-term partnerships with school districts, and engage students in standards-based activities. Outreach Coordinators are expert educators who work collaboratively with elementary and secondary schools to develop standards-based, high-quality interactions that increase student learning.
Our goals are to:
- Provide professional development and support for K-12 science and mathematics educators.
- Create and facilitate programs to encourage interest and enthusiasm for science and mathematics learning in K-12 students that will foster increased scientific literacy and efficacy.
- Create opportunities for broader impact by working with institutions of higher education, industry, and governmental agencies to support scientific literacy.
- Help research faculty identify P-12 partners to participate in research grant engagement activities.