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April 10, 2002

IPS students bound for science at Spring Fest
Satellite uplink provided

Indianapolis Public School students who have been selected to participate in the Science Bound program will be taking a field trip to Purdue's annual Spring Fest – a fun-filled weekend this Saturday and Sunday (4/13-14) where they will participate in a variety of interactive science-related events and activities.

During the kickoff event, students will register for summer camps, which will be held in June and July. Science Bound is a new partnership between Purdue and IPS, in which 50 seventh-grade students are chosen to enter in a five-year program in order to attract them to careers in engineering, science, math and technology. After completing the program, students will be offered a full scholarship to Purdue, where they can choose to study one of these majors.

A satellite uplink will be provided Saturday (4/13) that includes footage of:

  • Bug Bowl, which features cockroach races, cricket spitting, a human caterpillar cantor and insect eating.

  • Search and Rescue Dogs demonstration performed by the dogs that assisted with rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.

  • IPS Science Bound students interacting in Spring Fest activities (including those listed above).

    Satellite Uplink Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Central time.

    SBS-6 Transponder 8
    U/L: 14196.500 Mhz Horizontal
    D/L: 11896.500 Mhz Vertical
    Allocated Bandwidth (Mhz):36.000

    Trouble reports: call PanAmSat (404) 381-2600 or (800) 321-3959, or page Jesica Webb at (765) 423-7326.

    CONTACT: Jesica Webb, Purdue News Service, (765) 494-2079 (office), or (765) 423-7326 (pager).

    For more information on Spring Fest activities, call 1-888-EXT-INFO (398-4636) or visit these Web sites:

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