Essam Abdel-Aziz Sharaf, the new prime minister of Egypt, is remembered as a good and honest man by Kumares Sinha, the civil engineering professor who mentored him for seven years at Purdue.
In the 1967 movie “The Graduate,” Dustin Hoffman received one word of advice concerning his future — “plastics.” Jim Caruthers applied that sage wisdom to “polymers” instead.
When it comes to raising a child, it takes a village. When it comes to raising a world-class scientific research institute, it takes a global community.
At no other time in the history of the world has there been a greater need for engineers to inform public policy makers by proposing policy alternatives and analyzing potential policy consequences.