About Us

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The INSPIRE Research Institute for Pre-College Engineering is a research center in the School of Engineering Education (the world's first) at Purdue University focusing on pre-college engineering education research and integration with science, technology, mathematics and literacy.

INSPIRE is composed of faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate research assistants on a mission to study pre-college engineering experiences and environments in order to impact educational systems. INSPIRE's research informs the development of curricula, assessment instruments, teacher and parent education, museum exhibits, afterschool programs, and STEM education policy within the full spectrum of P-12 engineering education.

Our People

INSPIRE is composed of 15+ faculty, staff, and postdoctoral researchers and 75+ graduate and undergraduate research assistants who have come together to achieve our vision.

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Donations

Donations to INSPIRE help us to continue to conduct research that aligns with our mission and that assists us with achieving our vision. INSPIRE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research institute, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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Contact Us

INSPIRE is committed to disseminating knowledge among local, state, and national educators, schools and school districts, policymakers, engineering professionals, and community members. It is our goal that through sharing our research on engineering education, more informed decisions will be made.

Mailing address:

INSPIRE
Purdue University
Seng-Liang Wang Hall, 3rd Floor
516 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 3500
West Lafayette, IN 47906

For general inquiries, please contact:

Monica Cardella

INSPIRE Director
(765) 496-1206
mcardell@purdue.edu

Elizabeth Gajdzik

Assistant Director
(765) 494-9599
egajdzik@purdue.edu