Student testimonials and a round of new scholarship support indicate that the Purdue Polytechnic High School network will continue to forge ahead. Their efforts remain focused on shaping STEM education's future.
Purdue Polytechnic’s network of charter schools will gain a new branch for the upcoming academic year as the system expands into Pike Township. This is the Purdue Polytechnic High School’s (PPHS) fourth campus, and the third in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
High schoolers from all over Indiana recently converged at Allison Transmission's Demonstration Track in Indianapolis for an all-electric go-kart test session. For many of the teams joining Purdue's evGrandPrix "Test and Tune" events this season, this is their high school's first experience with electric vehicle design, and they have no plans of slowing down.
Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute and the School of Mechanical Engineering are collaborating to offer Purdue Motorsports’ evGrandPrix program for Indiana high schools, a STEM-rich experience that uses a race competition with electrically powered go-karts to encourage students to consider pursuing either an engineering technology or engineering degree. The season’s first “Test and Tune” event at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis will give high school students a chance to test their electric go-karts and learn firsthand from Allison engineers about future career opportunities.
Purdue Polytechnic and Purdue Motorsports partnered to host “Test and Tune,” an event for high school students to test and improve their electric go-karts, last month at Purdue Polytechnic South Bend. The event provided high school go-kart teams a chance to practice for the Purdue evGrand Prix.
Scott Bess, the founding executive director of the Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) network, oversees a growing network of high schools that immerse underserved students and their families in a new educational experience, preparing them for success in college and/or the workforce.
Purdue Polytechnic High School, a STEM- focused, tuition-free charter school designed to provide education, experience, and a potential path to college for urban and minority students, reinvented high school education. In fall 2020, Purdue University announced that the high school’s flagship location in Indianapolis would be named in honor of Purdue alumnus Edmund O. Schweitzer III and Beatriz Schweitzer.
Purdue’s board of Trustees approved the naming of the Schweitzer Center at Purdue Polytechnic High School Englewood, honoring Purdue University alumnus Edmund O. Schweitzer III and Beatriz Schweitzer for their $4 million gift.
Purdue Polytechnic High School, a tuition-free public charter school aligned with Purdue University, opened its second Indianapolis location in fall 2019.
Purdue Polytechnic High School announced its second charter school will open in summer 2019 in Broad Ripple on Indianapolis' north side.