Watch Duke Energy chairman speak on the U.S. energy future at Purdue's Discovery Lecture Series
December 6, 2013
Duke Energy Corp. Chairman Jim Rogers, regarded as one of the most dynamic executives in the utility industry the past two decades, returned to Purdue University this fall for a talk as part of the Discovery Lecture Series.
Rogers, who spoke to a group of high school students and teachers during the Purdue Energy Academy this summer, gave the keynote at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. The talk, titled Shedding Light on America's Energy Future, was free and open to the general public.
June 22, 2016
Groups of high schoolers eagerly lined up Tuesday morning at Purdue University to test how well their handcrafted wind turbines would perform when stacked against the power of four fans. The kids were competing to create a turbine that would generate the most energy as a part of a challenge for the Duke Energy Academy at Purdue. The annual academy, now in its fifth year, brings in U.S. high school students to learn about renewable energy with hopes they'll be inspired to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and solve energy challenges. "We want these students to be the leaders of tomorrow," said Pankaj Sharma, managing director of the Purdue Energy Center and Global Sustainability Institute. The academy lasts throughout the week and is hosting 52 students and 27 teachers from mainly Indiana schools, though about 20 percent come from outside states, said Tolu Omotoso, a civil engineering graduate student and coordinator for the academy.Read Full Story