Reporter's Calendar: Purdue Events for Journalists

June 22, 2015  


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

PURDUE EVENTS

* June 23 - Purdue builds teens’ interest in engineering though summer camps. National Women in Engineering Day is June 23

* June 23 - Purdue, local and state officials to break ground for Indiana Manufacturing Institute at Purdue Research Park

 

Purdue builds teens interest in engineering though summer camps. National Women in Engineering Day is June 23

June 23. Armstrong Hall, Room 1103. 9-11 a.m. Twenty-one middle school students, including 12 girls, will participate in the June 22-26 Women in Engineering Program “Innovation to Reality” (I2R). June 23 is National Women in Engineering Day. Purdue is the No. 3 school in female graduates from engineering fields, according to the American Society of Engineering Education. As part this week’s camp theme “Capture the Creativity of Code,” campers will build projects that will include a circuit and then code those projects to do things such as light up, play sounds and detect motion. The students will have a final engineering design project in which they will be challenged to build their own electrical toy that is then coded. The onsite coordinator is Sue Bayley, and she can answer questions about the program and help facilitate interviews with campers.

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

 

Purdue, local and state officials to break ground for Indiana Manufacturing Institute at Purdue Research Park

June 23. 10 a.m. 1105 Challenger Ave., West Lafayette. Purdue leaders, innovators and potential industry partners involved with composite materials research and aerospace research will attend the groundbreaking of the Indiana Manufacturing Institute at Purdue Research Park. The $50 million, 62,000 square-foot institute is slated to open in 2016 and is part of a $259 million five-year national initiative called the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. Scheduled speakers include Purdue President Mitch Daniels, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Vic Smith, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Dean Leah Jamieson of Purdue's College of Engineering and Dean Gary Bertoline of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. A news release will be available after the announcement.

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

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