Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Demonstration Projects for the Energy Center"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
Science Education
Project Description:
The student will research a variety of energy demonstrations to be used by Discovery Park visitors including school classes in the Mann Hall 1st floor atrium area for the Purdue Energy Center. Protocols and teacher information will be created to make the demonstrations useful. These demonstrations will be prototyped by the DURI researcher with surveys of live student groups and evaluated for effectiveness.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will prepare a demonstration area with energy demonstrations for DP visitors at the Energy Center in Mann Hall.
Related Website(s):
http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/energy/ http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/p-14STEM/
Desired Qualifications:
A back ground in science or engeneering and an interest in teaching
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Foster, Christian
Deptartment/College:
Discovery Park Administration/College of Education

Student Supervisor

Name:
Foster
Title:
Director

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Pankaj Sharma
Deptartment/College:
Energy Center/College of Technology