April 17, 2002
IPS students bound for science at Spring Fest
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Double the number of Indianapolis Public School students who attend Purdue University to pursue careers in math and science. Make it educational, but make it fun.
It's called Science Bound, a new partnership between Purdue and IPS, in which 50 seventh-grade students have been chosen to enter a five-year program designed attract and expose them to careers in engineering, science, math and technology. Special emphasis is placed on attracting underrepresented students. After completing the program, students will be offered a full scholarship to Purdue, where they can choose to study a math or science major.
Many of the students were on campus this weekend (4/13-14) for Purdue's annual Spring Fest and participated in a variety of interactive science-related events and activities that combined fun with hands-on learning.
The Science Bound program will include on-site in-service sessions and activities for students and educators, as well as the residential summer camps scheduled to be held this June and July.
Components of the program will include field trips, demonstrations, and after-school and weekend programs, in addition to summer camps. Each student also will be assigned a mentor, and regular meetings will be held to ensure the students are succeeding.
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