March 2, 2018

Boeing executive to speak on aerospace in Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Greg Hyslop, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test and Technology at The Boeing Co., will speak Friday (March 2) on the industry perspective of recent aerospace achievements.

The 45-minute talk, “Changing the World through Aerospace Innovation,” is open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 1132. Hyslop will discuss the potential revolutionary new ways that next-generation air vehicles could impact society as foreseen from the world’s biggest aerospace company.

Hyslop’s portfolio of responsibilities at Boeing includes the companywide Boeing engineering function, which spans more than 45,000 engineers around the world; Boeing research and technology, the company’s advanced central research and developmental organization; Boeing test and evaluation, the team that verifies and validates the company’s commercial and defense products; and the intellectual property management organization, which works to protect and strategically leverage the company’s intellectual property.

A 35-year Boeing employee, Hyslop is a member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. He has also been named an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a member of the board of trustees of the AIAA Foundation.

The Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by the Lilly Endowment as a mechanism for Purdue University and Discovery Park to bring to campus the latest thinking about science and technology and other broad areas of public interest.

Other events in the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series include:

• Monday (March 5): Ben Santer, atmospheric scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “How a Sentence Changed Climate Science: Lessons Learned from the 1995 Climate Report.” 1:30 p.m., Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 121.

• March 21: Gene Robinson, Swanlund Chair of Entomology; director, Institute for Genomic Biology; and director, Bee Research Facility; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Me to We: Searching for the Genetic Roots of Social Life." 11 a.m., Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 121.

March 29: Bob Latiff, adjunct professor, University of Notre Dame; research professor, George Mason University; research and technology consultant, R. Latiff Associates; and major general (retired), U.S. Air Force. Lecture topic to be determined. 1:30-2:30 p.m., Burton D. Morgan Center, Room 121.

April 3: Eileen Claussen, executive in residence at the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. "Climate Change: 25 Years of Policy and Politics." 1:30 p.m., Pfendler Hall, Deans Auditorium, Room 241. -- CANCELED

April 12: Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College; founder and senior adviser, "Hot Times: Reports from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight." 7:30 p.m., Stewart Center, Fowler Hall.

For more information on upcoming presentations, visit the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series website at, or contact Maria Longoria-Littleton, Discovery Park engagement operations manager, at

The event is sponsored by the Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation in Discovery Park and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. 

Contact: Nicole Finley, 765-494-3662,  

Writer: Kayla Wiles, 765-494-2432, 

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