Purdue UniversityNaples Weekend

Mollenkopf/Keyes Weekend

Back to Class Sessions

SESSION 1 - 9:00 AM

1 Boilermaker Football Master Plan

Boiler up and learn the latest updates about the Boilermaker Football Master Plan, including the most current designs of the Football Performance Complex and South End Zone, “user-group” data, and project timelines. In addition, both the season and the 2016 Boilermaker Football recruiting class will be points of discussion.

Morgan Burke, Vice President-Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Darrell Hazell, Head Football Coach

2 Preventing Falls in an Aging Population

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults — injuries that can lead to chronic pain, disability, and loss of independence. Find out how to identify who is at risk of falling with Purdue technology based on smartphones and other innovative, emerging approaches to fall prevention.

Shirley Rietdyk, Professor of Health and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Sciences

3 Strategic Growth: Preeminent Teams in Engineering

What areas will define Purdue Engineering research in the next decade? Find out what the future may hold for the College of Engineering’s “Preeminent Teams” — teams whose research has the greatest potential to move the world forward. These teams will determine faculty hiring and are designed to broaden Purdue’s global impact and enhance educational opportunities.

Preeminent Team Leaders, College of Engineering

SESSION 2 - 10:30 AM

4 Introducing the New Purdue Systems Collaboratory

Our ability to create complex systems has far exceeded the capability to understand and manage them. Find out how the new Purdue Systems Collaboratory, launched in September 2015, will leverage the University’s strengths across all disciplines to design, analyze, and control the next generation of complex systems that will address society’s grand challenges.

Abhijit Deshmukh, The James J. Solberg Head and Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
Rosalee A. Clawson, Department Head and Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Professor of Practice, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering

5 10 Years of Teaching and Inspiring Boilermaker Entrepreneurs

Celebrate 10 years of Purdue’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. This session will discuss how this premier program is enhancing the value of a Purdue degree by delivering entrepreneurship education to students across all academic disciplines. Find out about Purdue’s growing portfolio of educational and experiential offerings, including the Interns for Indiana Program.

Dr. Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in Discovery Park, Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership & Innovation, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

6 Roving Mars: NASA’s Search for Life on Ancient Mars

Take flight, and discover how NASA’s Mars rovers have charted new trails across the red planet in their search for the environments where ancient life may have flourished there. In this session, you’ll learn about the rover missions and their achievements and hear about Purdue’s involvement in future robotic and human Mars exploration.

Briony Horgan, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, College of Science

SESSION 3 - 1:30 pm

7 Net-Zero Energy Home Initiatives at Purdue

This session will shine a light on how energy is used on a daily basis and what measures can be taken to reduce the carbon footprint in residential homes. You will learn about two significant Net-Zero Energy Home initiatives including the 2011 Solar Decathlon and the ongoing ReNEWW (Retrofitted Net-Zero Energy, Water, and Waste) House research.

Eckhard Groll, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Office of Professional Practice, College of Engineering
William Hutzel, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

8 Do-It-Yourself Philanthropy: From Family Foundations to Donor-Advised Funds and Everything in Between

There are many reasons to consider creating a family foundation, charitable family trusts, and other private means for managing your personal annual giving. In this session, we will talk about how these increasingly popular vehicles work, some pros and cons to including them in your own charitable planning, and a few common alternatives.

Jill Anderson, Director of Development for Planned Giving, University Development Office
Marcus Knotts, Assistant Vice President for Planned Giving, University Development Office

9 Lassie, Toto, Fala, and Friends – Leading the Charge for Successful Cancer Prevention!

New early-detection, early-intervention strategies could stop cancer in its tracks. Unfortunately, early-intervention studies can require 10 to 30 years, thousands of people, and millions of dollars. Find out how pet dogs with high breed-associated cancer risk are answering key questions in cancer prevention to help humans and dogs in only two to three years!

Deborah W. Knapp, DVM, Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine

If you have not mailed your registration, register online or call (800) 213-3044 or (765) 494-0900 by Friday, February 6.

Purdue Contacts

President's Council
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Office of Special Events
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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2007
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Naples Visitor Information

(800) 688-3600

Convention and Visitors Bureau
3050 North Horseshoe Drive, Suite 218
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 252-2384

Hotel accommodations


Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
(239) 430-4900
(800) 445-8667