K-12 Engagement

School Collaborators

LaPorte High School Logo
LaPorte High School (LaPorte, IN)
Riley High School logo
Riley High School (South Bend, IN)
Seymoue High School Logo
Seymour High School (Seymour, IN)
Tri-County Jr/Sr High School Logo
Tri-County Junior-Senior High School (Wolcott, IN)
Westville High School Logo
Westville High School (Westville, IN)
West Washington Logo
West Washington (Campbellsburg, IN)

STEM Showcase Event

The student showcase event is a culmination of an industry-driven youth challenge at the end of the one-year professional development program. Students work in teams in afterschool clubs on projects that emerge from the iSTEM design challenges. Students upload a project poster and a 5-minute video presentation to share their projects on the BoilerSTEAM website. A panel of judges consisting of scientists, educators, and industry leaders from the local communities judge the students' projects. Students are evaluated on the targeted student outcomes of the project. The first-place teams from each subject area are invited to attend a student award event at Purdue campus to share their projects. Students' presentations on Purdue's campus will be video recorded for public sharing and students will interact with scientists in laboratories on campus.

A scientist explains high tunnels to a group of students.
A scientist explains high tunnels to a group of students.
Students go for a ride on the
Students go for a ride on the "people mover" to see the crop fields.
A scientist explains high tunnel food production to a group of students.
A scientist explains high tunnel food production to a group of students.
Students get an up-close view of agricultural machinery.
Students get an up-close view of agricultural machinery.
Teacher and student teams demonstrate their products from the agricultural challenge. This group focused on building floating hydroponic systems.
Teacher and student teams demonstrate their products from the agricultural challenge. This group focused on building floating hydroponic systems.
Students receive a presentation about the various types of chickens.
Students receive a presentation about the various types of chickens.