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2018 College of Engineering Giving Report

The Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Award is presented to men and women who have distinguished themselves in any field in ways that reflect favorably on Purdue University, the engineering profession or society in general. The distinction of DEA has been bestowed upon 540 outstanding individuals.

Christine Barman

Christine Barman, BSME '94, Principal, New Shore LLC
Christine Barman, BSME ’94, Principal, New Shore LLC

When Christine Barman came to Purdue, she thought her mechanical engineering degree would set her on the path to medical school. But summer internships in the automotive industry changed that path. After a career with several executive positions in the Chrysler family of companies, she is now principal at New Shore LLC.

As a mechanical engineering student at Purdue, she focused on approaching difficult topics with logic and learning to collaborate in other areas of expertise. Barman says Purdue provided her with a strong, application-based engineering education, enabling her to hit the ground running in the workplace.

“Never give up. Break it down, understand it and develop a plan to succeed,” she says. “It may not work the first time, but you’ll learn. Eventually you’ll achieve success.”

For her contributions and advancements of system design and development in the automotive industry, Barman was named one of Michigan’s 100 most influential women of 2016 and is an exemplary role model for young women in engineering and the automotive industry.


Fall 2018


Dean's Message

Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale

Dean Mung Chiang: On a Global Listening Tour

Giant Leaps in Engineering, Discovery Park District

The College of Engineering Makes Its Mark

Neil Armstrong: Inspiration Cast in Bronze

Our Gratitude for a Stellar Year


2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae

Investments in Infrastructure
Expansions and improvements to teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, offices

Elevating Student Experience
Scholarships, student opportunities, diversity programs, student clubs

Dedicated to the Cause
Fundraising, event hosting, activity planning, advisory boards, networking with alumni

Funding Research
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support

Flexible Gifts
Administrative funds, student travel and networking, unexpected opportunities

Fueling Faculty
Rewarding, retaining, recruiting faculty and promoting diversity in engineering

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