PNW hosting 300 Indiana and Illinois students Friday (10/21)
Some 300 students from 12 Indiana and Illinois high schools will spend Friday (10/21) at Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond Campus learning about engineering.
Students from East Chicago Central, Hammond High, Hammond Academy of Science and Technology, Highland, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Portage, Washington Township and Illinois schools of Thornton Township (Harvey), Morton East (Cicero) and Morton West (Berwyn) will participate in lab sessions and hear speakers during the ninth annual High School Engineering Seminar, sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Midwest Chapter.
Following a resource fair beginning at 7 a.m. and remarks by AIST executives and Purdue Northwest engineering students, the high school students will attend five hands-on lab sessions focusing on various aspects of engineering, including mechanical, electrical, civil/structural, metallurgical/material science and PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. The seminar concludes at 2 p.m.