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Purdue Space Day Outreach

Purdue Space Day is hitting the road! After 21 great years of growing our all-day fall semester event, we are reaching out to the community via smaller, single-session events with local teachers and schools. We will be visiting several classrooms to bring our fun and educational STEM activities to schoolchildren in the Greater Lafayette area!

Outreach Mission

For over two decades, Purdue Space Day has provided the opportunity for local children to learn about STEM in a memorable, interactive, hands-on way at our flagship fall event and in occasional outreach activities to local schools throughout the year. Recently, the Purdue Space Day Executive Board has been expanding its outreach program to allow more children the opportunity to be exposed to space-related STEM education throughout the year. Space Day volunteers have already worked with hundreds of students in classrooms across the Greater Lafayette area, spreading their enthusiasm for STEM fields through a unique blend of educational material and fun, space-themed activities. Our mission is to continue to expand our local presence, inspiring the next generation of students to reach for the stars.


  • Continue to provide free STEM education for chldren in grades 3-8 during our annual event
  • Work with local teachers to provide educational STEM activities in their classrooms
  • Demonstrate science principles to students who might not otherwise have exposure to STEM principles and careers

Contact Purdue Space Day Outreach

Are you an educator in the Greater Lafayette area interested in bringing a high-quality, interactive STEM activity to your 3-8 grade classroom? Contact us! We would love to discuss the possibilities and set up a time to come in and work with your students. All of our activities are fully self-contained - we provide the materials and the volunteers; you provide the curious students!  We do our best to accomodate these requests, but please note that our ability to do so is limited by the availability of materials and our student volunteers. If we can't do it right now, we'll try to make it happen at a later time.

Are you a Purdue student or staffmember interested in volunteering at one of our outreach events? Great! We'd love to have you - please feel free to fill out our Outreach Volunteer Registration form, and we will contact you with future opportunities.

Purdue Space Day

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Chell Nyquist
Outreach and Purdue Space Day Program Administrator

Geoffrey Andrews
Purdue Space Day Outreach Coordinator