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Annual IUPUI Research Day to include special programming for high schoolers


INDIANAPOLIS — The 2015 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Research Day will include special programming for high school students. About 150 students from four area schools, the Upward Bound program and a home school are expected to participate.

National Institutes of Health administrator Sally Rockey and Indianapolis Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs are among the featured speakers for the IUPUI Research Day general sessions that run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

The programming for high schoolers includes short presentations by an IUPUI undergraduate student researcher and a faculty mentor, along with viewing of undergraduate student research poster presentations, from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.. Lunch will follow from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. All high school activities will take place on the lower level of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

Other Research Day activities include Rockey’s keynote address at 10:05 a.m.; four JagTalks — short but dynamic presentations — on research and creative activities presented by Riggs and three others from 11:10 a.m. to noon; poster sessions highlighting research of IUPUI staff, faculty and student researchers; and the announcement of the 2015 Trailblazer Award winners.

The event is free and open to the general public. Registration is required and can be done online.

Students from these schools will participate in the high school sessions: 

  • Arsenal Tech
  • John Marshall Community High School
  • McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in Lawrence Township School of Science
  • Zionsville Community High School