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November 8, 2002

Students to learn stats during Purdue-Ohio State football game

Indianapolis Public Schools students involved in the Science Bound program, along with their parents and mentor teachers, will visit Purdue's West Lafayette campus on Saturday (11/9) to attend the Purdue-Ohio State game.

But they won't just be cheering – they will be keeping track of statistics for the football players.

The students will be greeted by Purdue President Martin C. Jischke when they arrive on campus at 9 a.m. Jischke will then speak with the students in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Room 224.

Before heading to Ross-Ade Stadium for the game, the students will be "schooled" in the art of taking football statistics by Dustin Allen, a senior majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.

Each student will keep statistics on a designated player and will be seated in rows 55-63, section 13, so they can monitor their individual players. Students can be identified by their black Science Bound T-shirts.

Science Bound, a partnership between Purdue and Indianapolis Public Schools, is a program that gives underrepresented students an opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Purdue to study for a career in engineering, science, math, technology or math/science education.

Journalists wishing to cover this event can make arrangements by contacting Jesica Webb, Purdue News Service media coordinator, (765) 494-2079, jwebb@purdue.edu; pager, (765) 423-7326.

A story with additional information about the Science Bound program is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/020905.Gery.scibound.html.

CONTACT: Julia Hains, Science Bound program director, (765) 494-7861, hains@purdue.edu.