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STEM events of interest

Nanotechnology Experiences for Teachers Opens Camp Registration

This summer Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is offering a 2-week nanotechnology camp for secondary science and mathematics teachers. The camp, Nanotechnology Experiences for Teachers (NEST), is part of a National Science Foundation grant. Teachers who participate will:

  • Receive up to $4,000 in a stipend, supplies and travel
  • Earn professional development credit
  • Engage in hands-on laboratory experiences
  • Design a nanotechnology teaching module, and
  • Recruit students to participate in a NEST camp for students

The camp will be held at IUPUI from Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 20, 2018. To apply visit Review of applications will begin March 9, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Research Experience for Teachers Opens Third Cohort Registration

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) is a unique professional development opportunity  that leverages the expertise of engineering scholars at Purdue University and Tuskegee University.
The opportunity for 11 high school STEM teachers from Indiana and Alabama to participate in a six week development opportunity during summer 2018.  Summer RET activities include an orientation, introduction to basic engineering principles and terms, initial interviews to understand teachers’ interests and instructional needs, and matching teachers with unique research projects related to science or engineering standards.

For program and registration details click here.

WIEP offering glimpse of engineering with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Freshmen and sophomores in high school can pursue their interest in engineering through a Purdue weekend event.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day will offer a daylong event beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 showcasing the variety of engineering disciplines Purdue has to offer. In addition, families may join for a concurrent session held by Imagination, Innovation, Discovery, and Design, an after-school academic year program through Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program.

The event is free and pre-registration is necessary. Freshmen and sophomore participants will be guided by current engineering students and faculty. Those participating in the concurrent I2D2 event must remain under parental supervision.

For more information click here.

Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018

The Indiana Pacers have partnered with Conexus Indiana to host the Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, February 11th!  “Get in the Lane with STEM” will allow students from kindergarten through college to learn about the STEM programs offered at all levels of education and the companies in Indiana that work in the STEM field.  Students will have the opportunity to discover STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana companies and universities.  Plus they will get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers and other local teams use STEM in SPORTS!  We are hoping that by using the hook of sports for young students we will be able to energize them to pursue an education and career in STEM.

The Pacers are offering corporate sponsorships and tickets for families and students that are available today! Registration is $10/person to the STEM Fest which also includes a ticket to the Pacers vs. Knicks game the evening of February 11th.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link:

Corporate sponsorships also available:

  • Corporate sponsors can donate tickets provided in each sponsorship package to students and their families at local school districts.  Let me know if you need help connecting with your local school district!

Registration Underway for 2018 Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is accepting admission from high school juniors and seniors and secondary teachers for the 2018 program in June at the Purdue University campus.

Each year, 50 students and 34 teachers are selected to participate in the immersive, weeklong academy, which focuses on the energy sciences and engineering. Participation is free of charge, and a $400 stipend is awarded to teachers who complete the program.

This year’s event will be June 18-24. The deadline to register is Jan. 16. Registration and more information are available here.

Google to Kick Off Its Grow with Google Tour in Indianapolis

Google has announced its Grow with Google Tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities across America.

Google will launch the tour in Indianapolis with a Grow with Google event to help job seekers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and small business owners improve their digital skills. Attendees at the Indianapolis event to receive valuable job training and tech industry insights.

Working in partnership with EmployIndy, the Indianapolis Public Library, TechPoint, Ivy Tech Community College, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Indy Chamber and Student Veterans of America, Google will bring in-person training programs directly to Indiana job seekers and learners. The event will take place on November 10th and 11th at the Indiana State Museum.

Click here for more information.

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Star Trek-Themed Science Convention Coming to Indy

A Star Trek-themed Science Convention will be held at the Wyndham West Hotel, Indianapolis, IN, on Thanksgiving Weekend: 11/24 – 11/26, 2017.  Hosted by Starbase Indy, the event will include STEM Workshops, Maroom (a puzzle room to test your STEM skills), robots, special guests, and lightsabers.

For more details, including registration and schedules, go to

Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Workshop

Teachers are invited to participate in a 1-day Engineering in the K-12 Classroom workshop event, hosted by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference in Indianapolis, on Saturday, Oct. 21st ( There are two tracks of workshops, elementary/early middle school and upper middle school/high school.

FIE Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Teacher Workshops
There are spaces available for 6 workshops that will take place during three timeslots on Saturday. There will be two concurrent sessions (one aimed at elementary/early middle school, and one aimed at upper middle/high school) running during three timeslots (see schedule here). The goal is for these to be highly interactive, hands-on sessions that empower teachers to pursue teaching engineering in their classrooms.

More information about the Frontiers in Education conference can be found here.

Purdue Invites 6th- to 8th-Graders to Free Engineering Program

Registration is open for a free after-school program providing hands-on engineering and science activities for students in sixth through eighth grades.

Innovation to Reality (I2R), sponsored by Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program, will focus on the theme of “Engineering Your Everyday World.” Students will explore how everyday items and systems are engineered to make people’s lives better. The program will include presentations, lab tours and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students.

The program will run 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15, on the Purdue campus. The deadline to register is Wednesday (Sept. 27). More information and online registration are available online.

Additional questions about the program may be directed to the Women in Engineering Program office at 765-494-3889 or

National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit October 16-17, 2017

The National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit will be held at Purdue University on October 16-17, 2017. Nationally there has been incredible progress in the areas of STEM and STEM education over the past decade. This event is designed as a forum for STEM education researchers, as well as those enacting best practice in STEM education K-20 to come together and share their collective knowledge and experiences. The Summit will start on the evening of October 16th at 6 p.m. with an opening reception. The second day of the conference (October 17) will begin with sessions starting at 9 a.m. and running through the day with an approximate end time of 4 p.m. EST.

There are three strands in the National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit.

Strand 1: STEM Education Research
Strand 2: Best-practice in K-20 STEM Education
Strand 3: Resources for STEM Education

The schedule of presenters and sessions is available online now. Registration slots are filling up quickly. Please register soon to attend the event.