Join us for our 4th annual I2D Lab Exposition!
Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 29, 2018
3:00-8:00 pm Student Poster Session
Friday, March 30, 2018
Armstrong, various locations
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Distinguished Guest Lectures and Breakout Sessions
2017 I2D Lab Exposition Highlights: Poster Session
2017 I2D Lab Exposition Highlights: Speaker Session
2016 I2D Lab Exposition Highlights
The 2nd Annual I2D Lab Exposition, hosted on Friday, April 1st, 2016, included invited speakers from USAID, Catholic Relief Services, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, global development research and student projects on display, and an announcement of seed grant winners. The Expo focused on how engineers and engineering can support achievement of the United Nation's Sustainable Development goals.
President and CEO, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)
Mr. Deal has directed the operations of the 24-member VEGA alliance since 2010. VEGA represents the world’s largest consortium of not-for-profit, volunteer organizations undertaking food security, local capacity development, small and medium enterprise development, financial services, sustainable tourism, and scaling innovation programs in 140 countries around the globe. His past experiences include USAID Mission Director in Colombia and President and CEO of Crown Agents USA, Inc.
Download Michael Deal's Keynote Address: Collaborating to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. [Coming Soon]
President and CEO, Engineering for Change
Noha El-Ghobashy is the founding president of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C), a global alliance of 15 organizations and 24,000+ individuals dedicated to promoting sustainable and accessible technology based solutions for underserved communities worldwide. Noha is also Executive Director of the ASME Foundation in New York City, focusing on K-16 STEM education, social innovation and sustainable design. Noha has over 19 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors promoting social and environmental responsibility while advancing core business objectives.
Download Noha El-Ghobashy's Keynote Address: Engineering for Change. By Engineers. For Everyone. [Coming Soon]
Featured Panelists: Role of Engineering Innovation in Global Health
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Robert Clay, Vice President for Health and Nutrition, Save the Children
Dr. Jacqueline Callihan Linnes, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Patrick Loehrer, Director of the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Professor of Oncology and Associate Dean for cancer research at the Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Katey Owen, Deputy Director for Vaccines Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David Plater, Program Manager, AMPATH Research Network & Research Program Manager (North America), Regenstrief Institute, Inc
Watch the Role of Engineering Innovation in Global Health Panel Session [Coming Soon]
Featured Panelists: Role of Engineering Innovation in Food Security
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Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Distinguished Professor of Agronomy/2009 World Food Prize Laureate
Dr. Klein Ileleji, Associate Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. David Leege, Director, University Engagement and Research, Catholic Relief Services
Charlene McKoin, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Alvaro Ocampo, Professor of Sustainable Tropical Production, Universidad de Los Llanos - Colombia
Watch the Role of Engineering Innovation in Food Security Panel Session [Coming Soon]
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2015 I2D Lab Exposition Highlights
In celebration of the accomplishments Purdue engineering students and faculty have made in tackling international development challenges and to inspire greater achievements in this field, the I2D Lab Exposition was hosted on Friday, March 27, 2015. Four invited speakers which represented a spectrum of international development actors rounded out the afternoon. Representatives from Dow AgroSciences, Millennium Water Alliance, AMPATH, and Maji Safi International were also in attendance. Twenty five posters of graduate research and student R&D projects in international development on display during the poster session. The categories covered by those posters included shelter & construction, water & sanitation, global health, education, agricultural mechanization, and energy.
Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, Globalization, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also directs the Center's Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as Faculty Chair of the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program as well as Faculty Chair of the Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Dr. Juma holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Full biography
Director, Office of Engagement and Communications, USAID Global Development Lab
Alexis Bonnell is the director of the Office of Engagement and Communications in the U.S. Global Development Lab. Over her career, Bonnell has developed and delivered over a billion dollars of humanitarian and development programming in over 25 conflict, post-conflict and emergency countries, in almost every sector from education to stabilization.
Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Charlene McKoin is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she works on the Farmer Services and Systems team focusing on integrated value chain development and post-harvest loss. Prior to her years in international development, Ms. McKoin spent 20 years in corporate, international structured trade, and project finance. As an international banker, she worked with Fortune 500 companies, and managed relationships with Latin American banks, as well as some of the largest companies in Latin America.
Senior Advisor for Impact Investing & Global Development Lab, Catholic Relief Services
Beth Collins, Catholic Relief Services’ Senior Advisor for Impact Investing & Global Development Lab, has a 25-year executive leadership career with global experience in corporate, non-profit and NGO sectors throughout Africa, South East Asia and other emerging market regions. Beth holds a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.