October 17, 2017

Reporter's calendar: Purdue events for journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.

PURDUE EVENTS

* Oct. 17 – ‘The Fuzzy and The Techie’ author to speak at Purdue

* Oct. 17-18 – Purdue Manufacturing Forum to examine digital challenges for industry

* Oct. 21 – Former NASA astronaut to speak at Purdue Space Day

* Oct. 23 – Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Purdue alumnus and World Food Prize laureate, to speak in Presidential Lecture Series

* Oct. 28 – Phil Plait, TED speaker, author and astronomer, to speak in a new series of Science Talks

 

‘The Fuzzy and The Techie’ author to speak at Purdue

Oct. 17. 6 p.m., Lawson Commons, in the Lawson Building. Scott Hartley, author of “The Fuzzy and The Techie,” will present “How Dynamic New Ideas Result from Collaborations between Liberal Arts and STEM.” This At the Intersection of Liberal Arts and STEM is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts. “The Fuzzy and The Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World” explores what it means to be a fuzzy, majoring in the humanities or social sciences, and a techie, majoring in the computer sciences, and how these terms and stereotypes have misled the business world.

CONTACT: Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

Purdue Manufacturing Forum to examine digital challenges for industry

Oct. 17-18. Shively Club in Ross-Ade Pavilion. The two-day forum, sponsored by Purdue’s Discovery Park and the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) at Purdue, will examine issues of the fourth industrial revolution, discussing key topics including Catching the Digital Wave, Strategies to Implement Digital Manufacturing Technologies and Envisioning a Sustainable Plan for IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) Competitiveness, among others.

A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q4/purdue-forum-to-examine-digital-challenges-for-manufacturing.html.

CONTACT: Brian Huchel, Purdue News Service, bhuchel@purdue.edu

 

Former NASA astronaut to speak at annual Purdue Space Day

Oct. 21. Elliott Hall of Music. Longtime astronaut and Purdue alumnus Mark Polansky will give the opening speech for this year’s Purdue Space Day on Saturday (Oct. 21). Purdue Space Day provides school students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to learn about STEM by participating in space, science and engineering-centered activities throughout the day. Polansky flew on the Atlantis (1998), Discovery (2006) and Endeavour (2009) space shuttles, logging almost 1,000 hours in space.

CONTACT: Brian Huchel, Purdue News Service, bhuchel@purdue.edu

  

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Purdue alumnus and World Food Prize laureate, to speak in Presidential Lecture Series

Oct. 23. 6:30 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Purdue alumnus and president of the African Development Bank Group, will speak with President Mitch Daniels as part of the Presidential Lecture Series. The event is during the same week Adesina will be presented the 2017 World Food Prize.

A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-alum-and-world-food-prize-laureate-to-speak-at-presidential-lecture-series.html.

CONTACTS: Abigail Eddy, director of marketing, Purdue Convocations, 765-494-5045, aeeddy@purdue.edu; Amy Patterson Neubert, Purdue News Service, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

TED talk vet to speak at Purdue

Oct. 28. 6 p.m. Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. TED talk veteran, author and astronomer Phil Plait will be the first speaker in a new series of Science Talks at Purdue University. Plait will discuss the ways the world might end in a scientifically-based but entertaining look at giant impacts from cosmic objects, including asteroids, cometary debris and extinction-level events. He’ll talk about how these events have shaped our history, how they could do so again and why Hollywood always seems to get them wrong.

CONTACT: Kayla Zacharias, Purdue News Service, kzachar@purdue.edu.

 

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