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The IDEA Place Mission:

The mission of the IDEA Place is to awaken, in both children and adults, the excitement of learning by doing. This facility gives children, their families, and teachers the opportunity to study and investigate the world around them through the interactive exploration of scientific phenomena. These experiences, along with more formal learning approaches, will stimulate curiosity, motivate further explorations, and increase appreciation and understanding in the areas of science and mathematics.

The IDEA Place is located in the College of Education and is also home to the Louisiana
Tech Planetarium (which hosts public and private shows); the NASA Resource Center, a source for teachers to obtain NASA learning materials for their classrooms; and the Sci-TEC Center, a resource for teachers and teacher candidates that provides professional development and learning opportunities.

How do I make a gift?

 • Click on the button at the bottom of the screen to access our secure online giving Web site.

ʥ You may be able to increase your gift if you or your spouse work for a matching gift company. Please take advantage of any matching program available to you by contacting your company’s Human Resources Department.

 • Gifts are welcome at any time of the year. Gifts by check should be made payable to Louisiana Tech University Foundation, designated to the IDEA Place, and sent to: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, P.O. Box 1190, Ruston, LA 71273.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

The Louisiana Tech University Foundation is approved by the Internal Revenue Service to receive tax-deductible, charitable contributions solely in support of Louisiana Tech University.

Your gift will make a difference:

• by sponsoring community and educational events and programs for students, adults, families, and teachers.

• by providing supplies for the experiment gallery.

• through purchasing and maintaining exhibits and learning equipment.

For more information, visit www.latech.edu/ideaplace/, call 318-257-2866, or email gbeer@latech.edu.

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