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Spring 2011 - Engineering Impact

Egyptian prime minister a Purdue Engineering alum
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.
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Professor guides electric vehicle initiative
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.

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Purdue, Colombia forge strategic partnership
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.
ChangeTheWorld @PurdueEngineering
The global engineer
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.
OurPeopleOurCulture @PurdueEngineering