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Graduate Open House

2016 Graduate Open House

A graduate open house will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, for all prospective degree-seeking graduate students admitted (or seeking to be admitted) to the College of Education for summer or fall 2016. The open house provides an opportunity for prospective graduate students to visit the Purdue campus, learn more about graduate study in the College of Education, and get a chance to interact with faculty and current graduate students. Interested students can also attend the Annual Graduate Students Educational Research Symposium which takes place on the afternoon of March 24th. This event features poster sessions by graduate students engaged in educational research at Purdue. Dr. Curtis Bonk will deliver a keynote address. Dr. Bonk is a Professor at Indiana University teaching psychology and technology courses and President of CourseShare. Drawing on his background as a corporate controller, CPA, educational psychologist, and instructional technologist, Bonk offers unique insights into the intersection of business, education, psychology, and technology. A well-known authority on emerging technologies for learning, Bonk reflects on his speaking experiences around the world in his popular blog, TravelinEdMan. He has authored several widely used technology books, including The World Is OpenEmpowering Online LearningThe Handbook of Blended LearningElectronic Collaborators, and, most recently, Adding Some TEC-VARIETY which is free as an eBook (

Tentative Schedule of Events

TimeEvent [location]
March 24, 2016
8:30 - 9:00am Open house registration and continental breakfast
[Beering Hall 1284]
9:00 - 9:40am Overview of graduate study in the Purdue College of Education
[Beering Hall 1284]
9:40 - 10:00am Graduate student panel discussion and Q&A
[Beering Hall 1284]
10:00 - 11:30am Opportunity to meet with department/program representatives
[Locations to be determined]
11:30am - noon Light Lunch
[BRNG 1284]
noon - 5:00pm Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium (AGSERS)
[Purdue Memorial Union North Ballroom]


Travel Support

A limited number of travel grants (up to $500) will be made to well-qualified prospective students to help offset travel and lodging expenses. Individuals awarded travel grants will be reimbursed, up to the maximum of the award, for mileage/airfare and/or up to two nights lodging to attend the open house. Reimbursement requires completion of university paperwork and submission of original receipts. If you wish to apply for a travel grant to attend the open house, please complete an online application form at