Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard ET #243
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

SciTEC Academy
Fall 2018-2019 Application dates

Open: September 7, 2018

Deadline: September 26, 2018

Sci-TEC Application Link

Students will be notified regarding their selection for the academy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Apply to become a member of this enrichment program!

If selected, you will join a network of pre-college students who explore and experience the world of science, technology, engineering, math, and computers at Sci-TEC events throughout the year. Meet new friends with similar interests, engage in fun team challenges, and explore related careers. The Academy will launch you into experiences that enhance YOUR FUTURE!

A career and leadership program for youth in 8th through 12th grade which:

  • Encourages pre-college students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) interests
  • Recognizes and rewards participants for Academy activities and other select STEM programs
  • Builds a network of Sci-TEC friends for many years to come
  • Connects young people with northeast Indiana community and industry representatives
Sci-TEC Calendar
of Events at Purdue Fort Wayne


Sci-TEC Kick-Off: October 23, 2018 (new date)
Greet and Meet Reception
Meet other participants, preview Challenges
5:15-6:30 p.m. includes refreshments; Purdue University Fort Wayne, Walb Ballroom

Sci-TEC Academy Challenges: You choose!

Challenge #1: Nov. 13, 2018
Challenge #2:
Challenge #3:

Sci-TEC Academy Awards: April 9, 2019
5:30-8:00 p.m. includes dinner, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Walb Ballroom

2017-18 Academy

Industry Partners and Sponsors

AtteroTech, LLC

City of Fort Wayne Utilities

Past Partners
AtteroTech, LLC

Indiana Michigan Power
80/20 Inc.
Engineering Resources, Inc.





AEP logo

8020 logo

Engineering Resources Logo

ZimmerBiomet Sponsor

Challenge Night Descriptions

Schedule for Challenges

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. Arrival, social time, pizza
  • 5:30-5:45 Introduction of Challenge by Purdue Fort Wayne faculty and Industry Partner
  • 5:45-7:00 (est.) Team Challenges
  • 7:00-8:00 Challenge Awards
    Purdue Fort Wayne faculty and Industry partners share career stories and information.


Eligibility and Requirements for membership


The 2018-19 membership maximum is 25-30 participants. Notification of acceptance will occur shortly after the application period is closed.

  • Grades: 8th grade (current or upcoming fall) through 12th grade students
  • STEM Participant: Applicants must have participated in at least one of the following activities: a STEM Summer Exploration, FIRST LEGO League or any FIRST program, Indiana Future City, Math Counts, Science and Engineering Fair, Engineers Week Middle or High School Bridge Contest, YouthBOT, attended a Campus Visit at Purdue Fort Wayne, or is a former SciTec member
  • Approval: Signature of Parent or Guardian required for those under 18 years old or applicant if over 18 after acceptance into program

Application procedures

Applications are open Sept 7-26, 2018

  • Complete application and include a student profile listing past STEM activities. Write a short paragraph describing your interest and why you would like to be selected.
  • Provide one name on application of an adult other than a parent or family member (example: teacher, guidance counselor, youth mentor, STEM competition coach, etc.) who could recommend you.
  • Cost: There is no cost to apply. If selected, a reduced participation fee of $65, or $40 for past members, is required upon student’s confirmation.

Online Application link at top of page

Carol Dostal
Director of Outreach Programs
email: dostalc@pfw.edu

Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. ET243 - Fort Wayne, IN 46805
ETCS Outreach Director 260-481-6905