William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture

For decades, Purdue University and The Boeing Company have enjoyed a fruitful relationship leading to the realization of research laboratories, faculty initiatives and well-prepared employees for The Boeing Company. Specifically, the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has benefited from resources, such as: the Boeing Wind Tunnel, Ludwig Tube and the McDonnell Douglas Composite Materials Laboratory.

To express our gratitude to The Boeing Company for its generosity over the years and to honor the memory of its founder, Purdue University has established the William E. Boeing Distinguished Lecture Series, which is administered through the School of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Hosted annually, the first annual lecture took place on September 30, 1999. The lecture series features an internationally-known speaker from the aerospace or air transportation industry.

With the installation of the Boeing Mach 6 wind tunnel and the new Boeing and Intel Design/Build/Test Laboratory, Boeing continues to help our aeronautical students receive practical "hands-on" experience. They are such an important part of our students' academic program that it is hard to remember a time when they were not available for faculty and students to use.

The 2016 lecture presented by General Ellen M. Pawlikowski

Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

"The Third Offset Strategy: The Future of Airpower"

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

For more on Gen. Pawlikowski and the lecture, click here.