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Chiang, Lundstrom Discuss Semiconductors, Entrepreneurship On Trip

At the first alumni and friends gatherings in the new year, Purdue University President Mung Chiang and then-Interim Engineering Dean Mark Lundstrom visited Silicon Valley on Jan. 30. In his presentation, “Chips@Purdue, Silicon in the Heartland,” Lundstrom shared how Purdue is advancing semiconductor research and building the workforce of the future. More than 250 alumni, parents and corporate partners attended.

The trip also featured a meeting about Boilermaker entrepreneurship with SVBIG (Silicon Valley Boilermaker Innovation Group), which has mentored more than 50 Purdue startups to date. Chiang will continue to engage with alumni throughout the country in the coming months.