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I2R is a FREE after school engineering program offered through the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University for 6th-8th grade students.  I2R provides a unique opportunity to explore  themed areas of engineering through a combination of faculty guest speakers, lab tours and hands-on engineering activities.  Each theme will meet in evenings once a week for five weeks.



From the earth to the moon, mars and beyond, by using creativity and imagination, engineers and scientists have shaped the way we explore space to discover the unknown. This session provides an opportunity to understand some of the engineering involved in getting food, water, health or transportation in the outer space, and more.

Thursdays, February 13th to March 13th, 6-8pm at Purdue West Lafayette Campus. 

Space is limited so APPLY TODAY HERE!  - Applications due January 13th.  


Common questions are listed below but please also check out our FAQs page

We welcome you to view the 2011-12 I2R curriculum documents.

Please contact us with any questions and sign up for our listserv at to receive emails when applicaitions for our programs open.

Who is eligible?

All 6th-8th grade students that are interested in exploring engineering are encouraged to sign up.

What are the 2013-14 themes?

The Fall 2013 engineering theme is "Liquid Gold: Engineering a Solution to Water Scarcity"

Finding and maintaining safe water supplies is vital to survival of the human race and provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to work together in addressing a worldwide issue. This session provides an opportunity to explore engineering applications related to water. We'll have presentations, lab tours, and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students. 

Theme Dates & Application Deadlines:

Theme Day/Time Dates Application Deadline
Water Scarcity Tuesdays 6-8pm October 15 - November 12 September 30, 2013
Engineering for Space Exploration Thursdays 6-8pm February 13 - March 13 January 13th, 2014


Registration Information:

Space is limited to 30 participants for each theme.    

How to apply?

Fill out the I2R online application

Open and read required forms: I2R General Information document, Guidelines Agreement Form, Photo Waiver Form   

Additional Information:

Campus Map (if needed)

I2R brochure  to share with a friend!

Questions?  Contact us!

Julia Wiener 

I2R Coordinator

Women in Engineering Program



Dr. Jennifer Groh

Associate Director

Women in Engineering Program


We would like to express our appreciation
to Motorola for their generous financial support
of our 2013-14 I2R program.