A letter from our head
As we enter the post-pandemic era, we’re thrilled to share some of our most impactful moves since 2020. It’s been a challenging period, for sure. The COVID-19 pandemic shook our world, but also provided opportunities for us to innovate across all fronts. I’m proud to say Purdue ECE is coming through this experience even stronger than before.
The first thing you’ll notice is we have a new name! Thanks to a $25-million gift from alumnus Bill Elmore, we are now the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We’re so thankful and excited about the possibilities this naming brings, including the initiation of research and education centers alongside retention and recruitment support for faculty and students. You can read more about that in this issue. Other highlights include our new on-campus and online degrees and credentials; Purdue’s comprehensive new Semiconductor Degrees Program; our renewed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts; the most significant increase in our faculty in our recent history; participation in two NSF Engineering Research Centers; a record number of undergraduate, graduate and online students; record-high research expenditures, and much more.
The future of the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is bright! You can keep up with current happenings on our website (just search Purdue ECE), and through our social media. I would like to invite you to engage with our faculty, staff, and students as we take our next giant leap!
Happy reading and Boiler Up!
Michael and Katherine Birck Head and
Reilly Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering