Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education
10th Anniversary Celebration

Almost 10 years ago, Dr. E. Dan Hirleman and Dr. Eckhard A. Groll took six Purdue Mechanical Engineering students to Germany to conduct a 12-week internship and attended the summer semester at the University of Karlsruhe, now the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.  That marks the inaugural program kick-off of the Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE).  Today, the GEARE program has 171 student participants, who study and work abroad in Australia, Germany, Spain, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, England, and China. Since the program inception in 2003, 232 Purdue and foreign exchange students have graduated with GEARE experience.

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We had a wonderful evening after the Hall of Fame ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of our GEARE program. This event took place at Red Poppy Studios & Gallery located downtown Lafayette. Guests enjoyed international food during the reception while the 2013 GEARE cohort hosted a poster session. Later that evening, we wrapped things up with a champagne toast and a special performance from the winners of the 2013 Engineering’s Got Talent, The Troubadours. We had such a great time, and we want to thank all who was involved in it! We could not have made it the last 10 years without your support.



GEARE students listening during Open Mic.                                                                                                       Tom and Sandy Malott discussing GEARE posters.


Here are a few of the student posters that were on display.