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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

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

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Application Deadline:

September 23, 2016

Link to Online Application

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!

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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 IPFW


Sci-TEC Kick-Off: October
Greet and Meet Reception
Meet other participants, preview Challenges
5:15-6:30 p.m. includes refreshments; IPFW Walb Ballroom

Sci-TEC Academy Challenges: You choose!
*see Challenges below

Challenge #1: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016

One per month on November, February, and March

5:00-8:00 p.m. includes light dinner@IPFW

Sci-TEC Academy Awards: April
5:15-7:30 p.m. includes dinner, IPFW Walb Ballroom

Industry Partners




Challenge Night Descriptions

Schedule for Challenges

  • 5:00-5:30 p.m. Arrival, social time, pizza
  • 5:30-5:45 Introduction of Challenge by
    IPFW faculty and Industry Partner

    November: TBA
    February: Aterro Tech
    March: TBA

  • 5:45-7:00 (est.) Team Challenges
  • 7:00-8:00 Challenge Awards
    IPFW faculty and Industry partners share career stories and information.

Eligibility and Requirements for membership


The 2016-17 membership is limited to 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: an IPFW 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, New Tech Showcase, YouthBOT or attended an Explore IPFW Day/or Campus Visit
  • Approval: Signature of Parent or Guardian required for those under 18 years old or applicant if over 18 after acceptance into program

Application procedures

Application Deadline: September 23, 2016

  • 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 $40 is required upon student’s confirmation.

Online Application link

Carol Dostal
Director of Outreach Programs

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