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ScienceScape 2020

June 21 - 25, 2020

Due to the conditions of COVID-19 and social distancing, Purdue University has cancelled all activities and conferences through the end of June. I wish we had time together to foster the passion for science in you or your camper. Applications will open in February for ScienceScape which will be held June 20-24, 2021 for rising 7th and 8th graders. Keep learning and exploring!

ScienceScape group 2019

Scientific discoveries for rising students in grades 7 and 8. 

Join us for a camp that proves science and fun go hand in hand!

Why attend ScienceScape?

  • Have fun with peers from around the U.S. who share your interest in science.
  • Fill your days with scientific exploration and be challenged academically.
  • Receive personal attention from succesful scientists, instructors and college students.
  • Experience college life on the campus of Purdue University.
  • Enjoy supervised team-building activities and free time on campus.

ScienceScape is sponsored by Women in Science Programs within the College of Science Diversity at Purdue University.

Rising 7th and 8th graders will experience hands on learning in an academic setting. Selected students are expected to actively participate in learning, researching and presenting, while making new friends and having fun!

Camp Information

ScienceScape 2020 will be held June 21-25, 2020. The application process is very competitive and applicants (who will be entering grades 7 or 8 in the Fall of 2020) will be notified of the review committee's decision by early May. The Registration fee is $400, which includes 4 nights in an air-conditioned residence hall, meals, snacks, labs, and activities. The full $400 payment is due within two weeks of acceptance. Accepted applicants will receive registration and other information forms to complete.


Student Application and Teacher Recommendation

Applications will open in mid-February. In order for an application to be complete, both a student application and a teacher recommendation (science teacher preferred) must be properly submitted. Applicants are required to write a Statement of Interest essay, which will be submitted with a required teacher recommendation. All details are included as part of the application. The deadline for submission of student applications is Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:00pm. Completion by the teacher of the Teacher's Recommendation Survey, including the attachment of the student essay, is required by Friday, April 24, 2020. Notices will be sent to applicants as to the decision of the review committee by Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5:00pm.


Contact: Connie Kaspar Wise
Assistant Director of Science Diversity - WISP
(765) 496-6095


ScienceScape students in front of the Purdue Memorial Union

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