K–12 Outreach Programs

Fostering interest in science and research

From hands-on learning experiences for children to opportunities for motivated high school students to earn college course credit, The School of Science and the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning offer a variety of programs created to encourage interest in science and research.

Psychology Day

An annual event that takes place in the fall, Psychology Day is a day for high school students interested in learning more about IUPUI and the research, classes, and opportunities available to you as a psychology major at IUPUI.

This event is open to prospective IUPUI psychology students/parents and as a field trip option for high schools. Teachers are welcome to attend individually or with up to 15 psychology-interested students.

Registered students will have the opportunity to experience our campus and department firsthand, as well as:

  • Engage in interactive and educational psychology experiences
  • Connect with students, faculty, and advisors
  • Explore psychology careers
  • Visit the neuroscience research facilities
  • Learn about undergraduate research opportunities
  • Understand the benefits of our Purdue University science-based psychology curriculum
  • Tour our beautiful, urban campus

Need more information? Contact Lori Vanatsky at Lvanatsk@iupui.edu

SPAN: College courses and credit for high school students

The IUPUI SPAN Division allows motivated high school students to get started on their college education or just take courses that are not available at their local high school.

Learn more about SPAN

International Brain Bee

The International Brain Bee aims to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and inspire the pursuit of careers in neuroscience research. The IUPUI Department of Psychology sponsors the Brain Bee as part of the School of Science’s commitment to advancing scientific minds, and fostering community interest in the sciences.

Open to students in grades 9-12, contestants in the spelling bee style event answer questions about the brain and nervous system until a single student remains, having answered all questions correctly.

Winners will receive a Dean of Science Scholarship to study any science major at the IUPUI Purdue School of Science! The first place winner will receive airfare and hotel for them and a parent/guardian to attend the National Brain Bee.

Questions? Contact Lori Vanatsky at 317-274-4525 or lvanatsk@iupui.edu

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