Former ADVANCE Purdue PI France Cordova named Director of the NSF
March 31, 2014
Three Nominees Were Unanimously Cleared by HELP Committee Earlier This Year
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement today after the Senate approved by voice vote the nominations of James Shelton to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education; France Cordova to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation; and Heather MacDougall, to serve as a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Shelton and Cordova were unanimously approved by the HELP Committee on January 29th, while MacDougall was unanimously approved by the Committee on February 27th.
“As Deputy Secretary of Education, Jim Shelton will be a great asset to the Department of Education, and will help further its work to improve our country’s educational opportunities and ensure that every student has access to a quality education.
“Dr. France Cordova, the former president of Purdue University and current chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, is eminently qualified to carry out the role of Director of the National Science Foundation. I am confident that she will do a superb job promoting the progress and prosperity of science.
“Heather MacDougall brings to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission a wealth of experience in labor and employment law, and will be an asset to the Commission as a new Member.
“I am pleased that the Senate has acted to unanimously approve these three well-qualified candidates, and I thank Jim Shelton, France Cordova, and Heather MacDougall for their commitment to public service and to our nation.”
June 23, 2014
Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), presented its prestigious annual Distinguished Service Award to Beth Holloway, Assistant Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education and Director of the Women in Engineering Program at Purdue University on June 11, at the WEPAN 2014 Change Leader Forum in Minneapolis, MN. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes WEPAN members whose individual service has made a significant impact for the organization.Read Full Story
May 6, 2014
Kathleen Howell, the Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and Suzanne Nielsen, professor of Food Science, have been named recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.Read Full Story
May 6, 2014
The Office of the Provost recently announced the 2014 University Faculty Scholars, two of which are women whom are from the College of Engineering. Alexandra Boltasseva, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and Lia Stanciu, associate professor of materials engineering.Read Full Story