Each year our department participates in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Science Fest, an interactive experience for kids of all ages to explore various science fields on campus.
Skype a Scientist
Skype a Scientist matches scientists with K-12 classrooms. Once matched, the scientist shares materials about their area of interest with the teacher, who covers the material in class and helps students prepare a list of questions.
The scientist then has a 30-60 minute video chat session with the children in a Q & A style format so the kids get to experience direct contact with scientists. Dr. Aina Puce has found her chats to be terrific experiences for all.
Skype a Scientist can reach classrooms anywhere, especially areas of the country (and the world) where kids wouldn’t necessarily have access to science museums or naturally run into scientists in their everyday life.
Contact Dr. Aina Puce at email@example.com to arrange a visit.
The next generation of scientists are depending on us.Dr. Aina Puce, Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor
Project STEM is a summer internship program that invites high school students interested in science and engineering to be involved with research at a college level. The program is a collaborative effort between our department and the Indianapolis Project STEM. Currently researchers in Chemistry, Neuroscience, and PBS host interns.
Students are teamed with faculty mentors and graduate researchers to make a true scientific impact during their internships. They are given college and career counseling, as well as thorough and relevant safety training.