Purdue Science Day

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Purdue Women In Science Program (WISP) at a free one-day event on the West Lafayette campus!


Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST

Registration closes Monday, February 27, 2023, at 5 pm 

Purdue WISP Science Day (PDF) is a complimentary, one-day program for all high school students interested in the field of science to learn more information about the College of Science at Purdue University. Ignite your passion for science!

Students will engage in two hands-on lab experiences within interest sessions based upon the departments within the College of Science: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences (EAPS), math, physics, and statistics. Participants have the opportunity to connect with current undergraduate students and Ph.D. candidates within the College of Science throughout the day. Lunch may be purchased by attendees within the Purdue Memorial Union Marketplace or brought in. Afterward, all will attend a panel of current WISP members who will answer questions and provide insight into their experiences at Purdue University. At the end of the event, all will have the opportunity to receive an optional tour of campus.

Families are welcome to attend sessions regarding campus safety, admissions, and affordability while their student is participating in the lab experiments. All guests will reconnect at lunch for the balance of the event.


Time Students Families

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Check-in (parking and locations will be provided)

9:00 am - 9:15 am


9:30 am - 11:40 am

Lab Experience Interest Session 1

Lab Experience Interest Session 2

Campus Safety



11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch PMU Marketplace (on your own)

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WISP Panel

Current WISP members will answer questions and provide insight on their experiences at Purdue University.

2:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Tour of campus (optional)


Registration is required and closes on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 5 pm. We hope to see you at this event in March!  For more information, contact Connie Kaspar, Associate Director of Science Diversity, at ScienceWISP@purdue.edu or 765-496-6095.

Individuals of all races, genders, and backgrounds are welcome!