Discover what’s inside Purdue’s Discovery Park during open house


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Purdue Discovery Park may be something you drive by every day. But if someone asked you what exactly is done inside the building, you might draw a blank.

That’s why the Discovery Park is inviting you to take a look inside during a public open house on Friday.

“It’s a place where scientists have an opportunity to move beyond traditional boundaries and come across multiple disciplines to tackle the global challenges that face the planet this century,” said Discovery Park executive director Tomas Diaz de la Rubio during an appearance on News 18 This Morning.

One of the ways Discovery Park is making a difference right now is through research of the Zika virus.

“We recently were able to solve and decode a type of the Zika virus,” said Diaz. “This is the first step toward developing drugs and vaccines that will help us combat infectious diseases such as the Zika virus.”

The public is invited to tour the Park’s laboratories and learn more about the research done there every day.

“We’re going to open the doors to the public and the students and faculty across campus,” said Diaz.

An open house will be held at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. There will be live music, ethnic food representing different parts of the planet and a presentation.

You can find the center at 1201 W. State St. in West Lafayette.

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