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Boiler Changemaker Award

The Boiler Changemaker Award gives Purdue faculty, staff, and students the chance to recognize graduate students and postdoctoral trainees on the West Lafayette campus for a job well done.

The Graduate School welcomes nominations of individuals or teams who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to contribute to the success of the university, its people, or programs.

Submissions for the Boiler Changemaker Award should include the names of the nominee(s) and the nominator(s) and a description of why the award is deserved.

Submissions should be 200 words or less. The Graduate School may edit submissions for grammar, length, and clarity.

Recipients will be recognized in the Graduate School’s Professional Development newsletter each Friday.

Graduate School Boiler Changemaker Award Recipients

Sample Boiler Changemaker Award Nomination

With many research labs closed or with restricted access due to COVID-19, our lab decided to offer a series of workshops to support researchers interested in developing new skills in data science and machine learning. Graduate students Juan Lopez, Bob Smith, and Jane Doe from the School of Materials Engineering stepped up to the plate and in record time developed training material and online simulation tools to be used in the workshop. The students scheduled and delivered a series of hands-on tutorials to introduce researchers to the main concepts in machine learning in the context of science and engineering applications. The series helped hundreds of researchers jumpstart the use of modern data science tools in their research and become more productive.

-- Ramesh Kumar

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