2410 S. 9th St. Lafayette, IN 47909 : 765.474.2496



Next Generation Scholar Opportunity at Purdue University

When: Wednesday, November 28th

Tentative Agenda

8:30am Bus leaves CC

9:00 to 9:45 Purdue Student Poster Presentations

Poster sessions

Participants will have the opportunity to see examples of kinds of research by talking to and interacting with graduate researchers. Researchers will be discussing their research and answering questions, along with showing parts of their research via posters.

9:45 to 10:00 Walk Groups A and B to Tour Destinations

10:00 to 11:00 A/B Tours

11:00 to 11:15 Exchange Tour Locations

11:15 to 12:15 B/A Tours

Tour 1A

PUR-1 is currently the first and only nuclear reactor operating in Indiana. Its primary purpose is to teach Purdue Nuclear Engineering students about the fundamentals of reactor physics and operation. https://engineering.purdue.edu/NE/research/facilities/reactor_htm

Tour 1B

The Prime lab (i.e. Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement Lab) houses the particle accelerator (i.e Atom smasher). The particle accelerator is used to accelerate beams of ions, like Carbon and Calcium atoms, up to speeds of about 1/10 the speed of light so that they have enough energy that they can be detected & counted in a detector. One of the isotopes is Carbon 14 used in determining the age of materials.


12:15 to 12:45 Walk to Dining Hall

12:45 to 1:30 Lunch (lunch will be paid for)

1:30 to 1:45 Walk to Chem Department

1:45 to 2:15 Tour 2: Chem Lab (full group)

Tour 2

A number of different chemistry labs working on projects including studying radioactive substances, chemical behavior underwater (e.g. underwater glue) and synthesis of other chemicals.

2:15 to 2:30 Walk back to PGSC

2:30 Depart Purdue

Please message Mrs. Rangel irangel@lcss.org by this FRIDAY, November 9th if you are interested in attending!

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