Purdue Engineering | Annual Review 2013

  • Leah H. Jamieson
    "Our ambitious growth is adding more than 100 world-class faculty members who will lead in engineering education innovation, collaborate in groundbreaking research, and expand the delivery of inventions to the marketplace."
  • Strike the right match
    Gifts critical for strategic growth
    "These generous gifts from our accomplished alums are especially critical as the college embarks on a bold plan for strategic growth."

    — Leah H. Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering
  • Twice the Splash
    Graduate Education Challenge Match
    supports research
    Graduate students embody Purdue's mission of excellence in teaching, learning and research. The University's Graduate Education Challenge Match supported this mission through a commitment of $3 million in matching funds to establish graduate education endowments. Thirty-nine donors met the challenge, each doubling the impact of individual contributions of $50,000 or more.
  • change
    New Strategic Growth Initiative addresses
    need for more engineers
    Purdue's College of Engineering is embarking on a period of unprecedented growth. With support committed by the president, provost and Board of Trustees, the college expects to increase the size of the faculty by as much as 30 percent and the staff by 28 percent over the next five years. Growth on this scale is an opportunity for transformational change.
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    Zimmerman Family Women in Engineering
    Award encourages women's leadership
    "With these awards, my purpose is to recognize excellence and encourage students, staff and faculty to work 'outside the box.' By supporting the base funding through my will, I am hoping the endowments can flexibly respond to the future."

    — Mary Ann Zimmerman
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    The Tompkins Professorship in
    Industrial Engineering
    "Industrial engineering students have unique capabilities to be leaders and to make a real difference."

    — Jim Tompkins
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    Funding expands EPICS High's impact
    Since its creation in 2006, the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) High program has made a difference in local communities across the country.
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    The Richard and Katherine LeSesne Strategic
    Initiative Fund in Engineering Education
    "The program, and more important, its people, gave me the opportunity to achieve professional goals I could have never approached with traditional engineering programs."

    — Richard LeSesne
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    Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) connects students with faculty and industry
    The Purdue Engineering Student Council, a longtime organizer of the Industrial Roundtable and other events that connect students with faculty and industry, is now at a new level of fiscal preparedness.
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    Bob and Deborah Bernhard & Terry and
    Lynda Manon provide funds for growth
    More than 50 years ago, students and faculty from the School of Mechanical Engineering began to conduct research in a renovated 1920s-era brick horse barn, the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories.
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    The Joseph and Angela Fuller Scholarship supports future Boilermaker engineers
    Angie and Joe Fuller, Purdue students just 12 years ago, have put their philanthropic philosophy into action by deciding to fund two scholarships long before they retire.
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    Daniel Song Memorial Scholarship helps
    students achieve dreams
    A tragic accident claimed the life of Daniel Song as he was about to graduate in 2008. Today, his parents celebrate his "bright light" with a scholarship that will encourage students to work toward their dreams.
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    Gifts enable hands-on learning experience in Chemical Engineering
    The School of Chemical Engineering's (ChE) Unit Operations Laboratory gives seniors the opportunity to prepare for their careers with hands-on experimentation that puts classroom learning into practice.
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    Dr. Mysore A. and Prema K. Dayananda Fellowship in Materials Engineering supports global impact
    After writing a 300-page book chronicling the history of the School of Materials Engineering, Mysore Dayananda, professor of materials engineering and nuclear engineering by courtesy, and his wife, Prema, are supporting MSE students with a scholarship.
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    Jim and Diane Overman & Chuck and Anna Mae Miller support the Innovation Design Center
    The Innovation Design Center will foster organizational and management skills with projects that put the classroom into practice through curricular and extra curricular activities.
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    2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae
    Each year the College of Engineering recognizes distinguished alums for their exceptional achievements, contributions and impact. The College of Engineering has more than 84,000 living alums and the distinction of DEA has been bestowed upon 489 of these outstanding individuals.
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    "Your generosity has laid the foundation for this growth, and we appreciate your continued support as we rise to the challenges
    of the 21st century."

    — Tyson Pinion, Director of Advancement