Eckhard Groll named recipient of Global Engineering Impact Award

Event Date: February 7, 2013

Professor Eckhard Groll is the recipient of the 2013 Global Engineering Impact Award.  It was announced on February 6 by Professor William Anderson, the Director of the Global Engineering Program.  The award recognizes outstanding contributions to global learning, discovery, and engagement.  Eckhard will receive the award at the Co-Op Days luncheon on February 12. 

Among his many contributions, Eckhard co-founded GEARE with Dan Hirleman in 2003, and has worked tirelessly since then to improve GEARE and expand opportunities for Engineering students.  Since its inception, 156 students from ten Schools have studied and worked abroad at one of 14 international partners; another 55 are scheduled to study abroad in Spring 2014.  Additionally, 132 students from our international partners have studied at Purdue. 

Eckhard was also Co-PI on a IREE grant from NSF that impacted 59 students, has served on many Purdue committees charged with setting a course for global impact, and began the Global Partners in Apprenticeship program in the OPP.  Presently, he is leading a College-wide effort to develop a strategy for a robust Study Abroad program that is aligned with broader goals of the College.

Congratulations to Eckhard on his well-deserved award.