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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018

IPFW Day at Science Central: Free Admission and Hands-On Demonstrations

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  • IPFW Day at Science Central
  • February 17
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Free Admission

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is bringing more science to Science Central on Saturday, February 17. More than 60 students and faculty members will be available to give hands-on demonstrations and share research with those in attendance. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Science Central, located at 1950 North Clinton Street. There is no cost for admission.

IPFW Sponsorship Day is a partnership between Science Central and the university’s Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors (IRSC). One of the goals of the IRSC is to expand community understanding and appreciation of the work being done both by university faculty and their students.

“This day is so important because it offers an opportunity for our faculty and our undergraduate and graduate students to partner with Science Central and the community to showcase our research,” said Connie Kracher, co-director of IRSC. “Community members of all ages have one-on-one access to our students and professors, who share knowledge and expertise in their field of study.”

Faculty and student research has been funded by some of the nation’s most prestigious funding organizations including the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, The Fulbright Program, National Institutes of Health, NASA, The Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as other national and international organizations. The results of some of these projects will be on display at Science Central during the event.

For more information, contact Shannon Bischoff at 260-481-6989 or by email at