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2004 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia

Investing in Infinite Possibilities

The Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia in California is a series of monthly talks introducing investors in Silicon Valley to research taking place at Purdue and cooperative opportunities with Purdue faculty. Check out the 2004 Purdue–Silicon Valley Symposia schedule and mark your calendars.

This year we’re focusing on topics in Purdue Engineering’s signature areas, multidisciplinary initiatives which cut across the established boundaries of Purdue’s engineering and related disciplines.

These signature areas address local, national, and global priorities and present exciting opportunities for field-defining research, educational innovation, and intellectual property spin-offs.

The theme for this year’s Symposia is “Investing in Infinite Possibilities”, and is symbolized by the infinity emblem. The emblem represents the infinite possibilities of a multidisciplinary approach that teams industry with Purdue researchers to solve problems from the subatomic level to the large-scale, socio-technical problems that challenge civilization at the global level.

The symposia are great opportunities to network with Purdue alumni and faculty and to hear about the infinite possibilities of investing in Purdue.


Attending the Symposia

RSVP to Deborah Starewich at dstarewi@purdue.edu or 765-494-3441. If you wish to receive an email reminder of each month’s program, please send her your email address. Check back periodically for schedule updates and abstracts of future symposia.


Symposia Schedule


Tuesday
February 24, 2004

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 988-1500

"Heroes in the Heartland"
Joseph B. Hornett
Senior Vice President & Treasurer - Purdue Research Foundation
Chief Investment, Trust & Real Estate Officer - Purdue University

Sponsor: Ronald T. Yara, General Partner, Tallwood Venture Capital

Wednesday
March 24, 2004

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Building 9, 1st floor
Caymus and Beringer Conference Rooms
260 E. Tasman Drive
San Jose, CA 95134

"Learning and Discovery - Anytime, Anywhere"
James R. Bottum
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO
Purdue University

Sponsor: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Wednesday
April 28, 2004

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court
520 Cowper Street; Palo Alto, CA
650-323-1912

Intelligent Infrastructure Systems
Fred Mannering
Professor and Head
School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University

Sponsor: Webcor Builders, Inc.

Tuesday
May 25, 2004

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College
1-408-988-1500

System of Systems
Bill Crossley
Associate Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University

Sponsor: Lockheed Martin

Wednesday
July 28, 2004

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto
650-323-1912

Nano-Manufacturing
Xianfan Xu
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

Tuesday
August 24, 2004

Dinner
6:30-8:30 PM

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College
1-408-988-1500

Technology at the Crossroads: Moore's Law and Nanoelectronics
Purdue, Intel, & NASA
A panel discussion. Panel participants are: Prof. Mark Lundstrom (devices, Purdue); Prof. Kaushik Roy (circuits, Purdue); Dr. Shekhar Borkar (circuits, Intel); Dr. George Bourianoff (devices, Intel); and Dr. T. R. Govindan (NASA Ames Nanotechnology Center). Panel moderator: Dr. Linda Katehi, Dean of Engineering at Purdue.

Tuesday
September 28, 2004

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Exponent, Inc., Menlo Park
1-650-688-1774

Tissue Engineering: Purdue Taking the Lead
Dr. Thomas Webster
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Wednesday
October 27, 2004

Breakfast
8:00-10:00 AM

Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

408-988-1500

Suspension Mechanics, Fluidic Self Assembly and the Network of Things
Sangtae Kim
Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor
Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Purdue University