Six Purdue Engineering alumni named to Conexus Rising 30

Six Purdue College of Engineering alumni have been selected for the inaugural Conexus Rising 30 cohort.

Presented by Conexus Indiana, Rising 30 honors advanced manufacturing and logistics' emerging leaders — building a prestigious community of young professionals celebrated for their extraordinary talent and innovative thinking early in their career. Those recognized represent Indiana's top talent younger than 30 who will drive the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics industries successfully into the future.

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Six Purdue Engineering alumni are among the Conexus Rising 30. 

The 2021 Rising 30 class, inducted at an evening virtual event, will play an important role in Conexus Indiana's work, serving as thought leaders on subjects ranging from emerging technology to smart manufacturing, public policy and talent development. Rising 30 will open for nominations for the 2022 cohort later this year.

Purdue Engineering’s inaugural Rising 30 class members are:

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Marcus Beckman BSIE'15

Industrial Engineering Supervisor, Stellantis

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Katelyn Bemis BSMSE'19

QA Materials Engineer, NTN Driveshaft

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Brandon Hardin BSCE'17, MSCE'19

Estimator/Project Manager, E&B Paving

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Sydney Hollingshead PhDChE'18

Development Engineer, Cook Biotech

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Eric Lemmel BSChE'14

IT & Business Processes Manager, Endress+Hauser

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Amanda Raver BSME'14

Powertrain Manufacturing Engineer, Subaru of Indiana Automotive

Also representing Purdue among the first Rising 30 stars are Purdue Polytechnic Institute alumni Terrance Harrell, a manufacturing engineer for Allison Transmission, and Justin Robertson, an electrical project engineer for Red Gold.