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Join the Vitamin C Project Today!

IRISE Research and Discovery Science (IRISE-RDS) is a STEM initiative that partners scientists with teachers, church leaders, and community centers to support K-12 science/math curricula through hands-on, real-world, original research experiences for students.  Our research projects fuel exploratory learning across a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to chemistry, mathematics, scientific reading, and writing.  Professor Jenkins or another practicing scientist will come to your class or designated location to conduct original research projects with youth in your class or community.  All projects are done with "household chemicals."  The Vitamin C project incorporates a wide range of curriculum standards that are adjusted to the grade level of the student participants.  


The main goals of IRISE-RDS's are as follows:

  • Partner scientists with K-12 teachers and students to conduct hands-on virtual and/or on-location research projects that can be presented at science fairs, professional conferences, or published in academic journals.

  • Provide affordable, assessable, and sustainable research opportunities for teachers, students, and school systems serving under-represented populations.

  • Expose students to scientific research at an early age.

  • Provide "real-world" application of math and science principles/standards.

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IRISE-RDS Boot Camp - LaPorte County Indiana Libraries

IRISE-RDS Boot Camp - LaPorte County Indiana Libraries

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