News and Past Events

EAPS Outreach works with Dr. Jeff Trapp and the Doppler on Wheels


Middle school students show math prowess in MathCOUNTS competition at Purdue (February)
Purdue hosted ten Indiana middle schools and their best mathletes for the A. A. Potter Regional MathCOUNTS competition.

Saturday Morning Astrophysics reaches out to middle and high school students (January)
Saturday Morning Astrophysics debuted Jan. 10 when a handful of junior high and high school students came to Purdue to learn more about their solar system and how to calculate the mass of the sun.

Math Field Day engages junior high students with hands-on problems, competition (November)
More than 60 eighth graders from Tecumseh Middle School displayed teamwork and impressive math and statistics skills Nov. 11 at the annual Purdue Math Field Day.

Computer science program 'bridges' gap with local high schools (November)
Not nearly enough students are studying computer science to meet today’s demand and even fewer of these students are women, but Purdue’s Department of Computer Science is doing something to change this.


Science Express brings new technology, techniques to Lafayette teachers, students (June)
Just a week or two after their respective institutions’ commencements, members of the Purdue College of Science K-12 Outreach team spent two weeks at Jefferson High School in Lafayette to introduce new labs, lessons and technology to 21 local teachers.

Purdue outreach engages high school students in science, math (June)
Purdue University is partnering with Jefferson High School to help teachers emphasize science, math and technology in their curriculum.

Purdue’s museum-quality exhibit is a gold mine’ for students and teachers (April)
The new El Aguila Mine Exhibit at Purdue University offers educational nuggets and rich resources for students in grades K-12 and beyond.

Purdue partners with LSC to promote STEM courses (February)
Purdue University will team up with students and teachers from the Lafayette School Corporation to promote STEM courses.

Purdue, School Corporations form STEM partnerships (February)
Purdue University will partner with the Lafayette School Corporation and Community Schools of Gary to help teachers meet the learning needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

Purdue partners with teachers at Lafayette Schools on science learning, development (February)
Purdue University will partner with the Lafayette School Corporation to help teachers meet the learning needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.

MATHCOUNTS to draw almost 100 Hoosier 'Mathletes' (February)
While snow fell outside, 77 middle school math wizards from 10 area schools competed in MATHCOUNTS at Purdue.

Purdue to host Indiana's top students for MATHCOUNTS regional competition (February)
Purdue University will host 90 of the state's brightest students from 10 schools for the MATHCOUNTS regional competition.

Purdue's Science Express to partner with Gary Schools (December)
Science Express will partner with the Gary Community School Corp. to help northwest Indiana science teachers and their students learn how to conduct experiments using modern analytical technologies and methods.

Math Field Day brings in almost 100 competitive middle school students for annual numbers battle (November)
Nearly 100 middle school students worked with Purdue students from the Mathematics Education Club and EPICS as they put their math skills to the test in eight different activities based on estimation, problem solving, and data analysis.

Did you know?: EAPS mining exhibit (October)
EAPS K-12 Outreach hosts an exhibit on the second floor of Hampton Hall that transpots visitors to the El Aguila Mine near Oaxaca, Mexico.


GLOBE looks at soil at the Celery Bog (July)
Science teachers from across the country took advantage of the College of Science's affiliation with the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) by digging in some West Lafayette dirt.

Science Express gives teachers looks at the latest in lab equipment and experiments (July)
Dozens of central Indiana high school science teachers tested new equipment and brainstormed classroom science experiments with each other during a week-long Science Express workshop.

CoS summer camps in full swing (June)
Two summer camps, ScienceScape and Adventures in Computer Science allow students to conduct science experiments, learn programming, and more.

Momentum makers: Bill Walker (May)
Purdue Science K-12 Outreach assists teachers with implementing research-based instructional methods.

Purdue Physics seniors take to the sky to recreate 100 year old experiment (March)
Purdue Physics Outreach program recreates Victor Hess' remarkable flight.

Students recreate historic hot air balloon experiment (March)
A pair of Purdue University and McCutcheon High School students will measure cosmic rays across altitudes of up to 10,000 feet from a hot air balloon on Saturday to commemorate Nobel Prize winner Victor Hess's experiment 100 years ago.

State 'mathletes' to compete at Purdue (March)
Purdue University will host the MATHCOUNTS state competition Saturday, with more than 200 "mathletes" from Indiana middle and junior high schools testing their math skills.

Top Indiana science students gather at Purdue for 'Olympiad' (March)
More than 200 middle and high school students from throughout Indiana tested their scientific knowledge in the Science Olympiad regional competition at Purdue University.

Purdue to host regional Science Olympiad competition
More than 200 middle and high school students from throughout Indiana will test their scientific knowledge in the Science Olympiad regional competition at Purdue University.

Physics Outreach brings interactive experiments to the Scouts (March)
The Physics Outreach program thrilled and educated more about 60 local Cub Scouts at a troop lock-in inside Roosevelt Middle School.

Purdue Physics Outreach teaches Boy Scout troop range of scientific topics (March)
The Purdue University Physics Outreach team will host guided physics experiments for Boy Scout Troop 154 at 6 p.m. Friday (March 1) at Roosevelt Middle School in Monticello.

MATHCOUNTS regional competition comes to Purdue (February)
Purdue University will host approximately 80 "Mathletes" from 10 middle and elementary schools from central and northern Indiana in this year's regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Parents, kids program side-by-side at CS event (December)
Computer Science opened up one of its labs to area kids and their parents for a unique opportunity to program side-by-side.

Math Field Day highlights the fun behind numbers (November)
About 150 Greater Lafayette eighth graders got to participate in the fun side of math at the 2012 Purdue Math Field Day.

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