Parents and educators are invited to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday (Nov. 5) to learn about STEM and engineering toys recommended in this year's Engineering Gift Guide from Purdue University.
VACCINE, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence at Purdue University, will hold a free conference this week featuring national experts in in areas including digital forensics, visualization and data-driven policy analysis, new product transition to commercialization, criminal investigations and emerging sources of information.
The widening gap in key U.S. issues on the environment, society and technology will take center stage next week at Purdue's Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium 2016, a student-run event next week at Purdue University's Discovery Park.
Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor of Sociology and Laurence L. and Georgia Ina Dresser Professor at Oklahoma State University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 in Discovery Park's Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. His talk is in conjunction with the two-day symposium on Sept. 28-29, titled "Polarization: A Forum on Extreme and Radical Thought in our Environment, Society, and Technology."
Purdue University materials engineering professor Carol Handwerker will lead the next session of Purdue Science on Tap this week with a focus on the failure and opportunity of sustainability in global electronics. The talk is at 6 p.m. at the Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main St., Lafayette, IN. It's a free event, open to everyone 21 or older.
The 2016 SURF program culminates with a Research Symposium, where participants will present their summer research either at an oral session or a poster session. This event provides a great opportunity for the Purdue community to learn more about the interesting and innovative research being conducted by undergraduates in various labs across campus.
Geared toward girls interested in engineering and science, the program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. It will offer hands-on activities where students' imagination, teamwork and leadership can be applied. Students will be chaperoned and connected with a College of Engineering student who will serve as a mentor. Lunch will be provided to participating students. Online registration is required and spaces are limited.