July 25, 2016

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

* Indiana composite materials companies join Purdue for dedication of $50 million energy-saving research institute

* New camp helps teens explore careers in health care

* Purdue helps K-12 teachers incorporate African-American history, culture into classrooms

* Purdue summer commencement ceremony set for Aug. 6

 

Indiana composite materials companies join Purdue for dedication of $50 million energy-saving research institute

July 26. 2 p.m. 1105 Challenger Avenue, Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. About 300 people and about 20 Indiana composite materials companies are expected to attend the dedication of a $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials and increase energy efficiency for the motor vehicle, wind, aerospace and other industries. Leaders from Purdue, DOE and Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation are available for interviews following the dedication. Tours of the facility will be conducted. Photos and b-roll available following the event. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/purdue-breaks-ground-on-50-million-project-to-advance-energy-saving-technologies-.html.

CONTACT: Cynthia Sequin, Purdue Research Foundation, 765-588-3340, casequin@prf.org

 

New camp helps teens explore careers in health care

July 25-27. CAMP, Clinical Applications for future Medical Professionals, will allow high school juniors and seniors to experience health sciences and medical school projects such as heart dissections, medical simulations and exercise assessments. The camp will introduce high school students to a variety of undergraduate majors that can prepare students for medical or professional school. A related news release is available at https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q1/purdue-college-of-health-and-human-sciences,-iu-school-of-medicine-team-up-for-high-school-summer-camp.html.

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

 

Purdue helps K-12 teachers incorporate African-American history, culture into classrooms

Through Aug. 4. Nineteen teachers, including some from Indiana, are spending four weeks at Purdue to learn how to blend African-American history with literature, information technology and digital humanities into their classrooms. “From Plessy to Brown: The African American Freedom Struggle in the Twentieth Century” will focus on four themes including racial violence in the early 20th century; the Jazz Age and independent black journalism and other social aspects; racial segregation as it relates to World War II and the Great Depression; and political and current events leading up to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case. In addition to workshops on campus, there also will be field trips to a variety of African-American historical and literary sites in Chicago and Indianapolis. A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q3/purdue-helps-k-12-teachers-incorporate-african-american-history,-culture-into-classrooms.html.

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

 

Purdue summer commencement ceremony set for Aug. 6

Aug. 6. 9:30 a.m. Jim Miller, a Purdue alumnus and vice president of operations at Google, will give the keynote address at the university's summer commencement. Credentials are required to cover the ceremony.

CONTACT: Greg McClure, Purdue News Service, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

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