Purdue Engineering | Annual Report 2010

  • Young woman setting up her robot for competition
    “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” That phrase from Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation” of India, is apt for the College of Engineering’s 2009–14 strategic plan, “Extraordinary People, Global Impact.”
  • Lasting Tribute
    Over his 52-year career in the School of Industrial Engineering, Professor James Barany has received numerous awards and accolades in teaching, research and student advising.
    Having retired in May 2010, he considers the establishment of the James W. Barany Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Engineering as one of the most rewarding aspects of his professional career.
  • Pay It Forward
    Nearly two decades ago, Richard “Jeff” and Elaine Eldridge Kasler called their family together to discuss plans to form a charitable foundation. Sadly, Jeff Kasler passed away just a week after that conversation, but his family quickly followed through on his wishes — to the benefit of dozens of students in Purdue’s Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) program.
  • Challenge Match
    The College of Engineering is committed to recruiting and attracting the best and brightest students from around the world, and one of the best ways to do that is through scholarships. There are many types of scholarships available to Purdue students, and a new $1 million challenge match is devoted to increasing merit-based scholarships, allowing Purdue to attract exceptional students with high academic potential to the College of Engineering. The challenge match is currently in progress and will remain available through June 30, 2011.
  • Making Impact
    On any given football Saturday, after a Purdue game, Irene Binash’s parents would call her and cheer, “Purdue’s No. 1!” into the phone. Due to her parents’ enthusiasm for Purdue sports and support during her undergraduate years, Irene and her husband were inspired to establish an endowment in their honor.
  • Impressive Credentials
    “This group of Purdue engineers represents an extraordinary array of achievements and leadership,” said Leah H. Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering. “Utilizing their Purdue educations to the fullest, these talented individuals continue to have a measurable and substantial influence on the world around them.

    “Purdue’s College of Engineering has more than 80,000 living alumni. This class embodies the college’s vision of extraordinary people known for their impact on the world.”
  • The College of Engineering’s success is due, in large part, to the generous financial support you have provided. This past year, alumni, friends, parents, corporations and foundations generously contributed almost $70 million to the College of Engineering. I would like to express my most profound thanks to you in appreciation of the support you have given to Purdue’s College of Engineering.