Imagination, Innovation,
Discovery & Design (I2D2)



I2D2 introduces young students in our community to engineering through creative and innovative hands-on engineering activities.  Teams of current Purdue engineering students visit local schools, introduce these activities, and inspire young minds to become Purdue's future engineers.  Twice a year, I2D2 presents an Open House in which students can explore hands-on engineering concepts on the Purdue West Lafayette campus. 

 For more information contact the Program Coordinator:  Sue Bayley( 


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I2D2 will be hosting an Open House Event - Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Tippecanoe Public Library Main Branch, Lafayette, IN.  The program is FREE and open to all students in grades K-8th grade.  Participants will explore engineering concepts through hands-on activities under the guidance of engineering students.  Students and their families may come any time from 10am until 1pm to explore the open exhibits.  There will be two chances for families to participate in a hands-on activity at 11am and 12pm.  No pre-registration is required.  Children must be under parental supervision during the event.

10:00 - Doors Open (Activity Stations)
11:00 - Family Activity 

12:00 - Family Activity (repeat)
1:00 - Event Closed

Click here to view open house flier

Leadership Team positions available each fall for the I2D2 program.   

  • We are looking for dynamic and responsible students to introduce various engineering disciplines to K-5 students through fun, hands-on, age-appropriate activities.

  • MUST be available from 3-5 pm at least two (2) weekdays and attend a minimum of six (6) school visits, training sessions, and other outreach events (approx. 20 hrs/semester).

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available next August.  Email Sue for application link!

I2D2 Program Coordinator:


Sue Bayley (
Women in Engineering Program
Purdue University