Graduate Students Teach High School Students and Learn Something Themselves

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Graduate students attended several community events, informing high school students about their research, and in the process learned about the challenges in explaining the science they are themselves learning at the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR), an NSF-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) based at Purdue University.


The CISTAR outreach activities help to develop interest in STEM topics, part of NSF’s many efforts to help develop a skilled workforce needed for tomorrow’s discoveries.


The participation by students from the University of Notre Dame, a CISTAR partner, included talking with Upward Bound high school students, hundreds of community members at a Science Alive event, and elsewhere near the campus