Purdue research on worldwide scientific issues to be discussed at conference

March 25, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue research on natural gas exports, health policies, homeland security data and advanced manufacturing will be discussed at the April 9 Global Policy Research Institute's "Policy Research for a Changing World" Conference on campus.

The conference will be held in Stewart Center, Room 214AB from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  The conference is open to the public but does require registration by April 2 at http://www.purdue.edu/research/gpri/events/events.php

"GPRI sponsors this conference to highlight Purdue's world class research to its External Advisory Council members and the general public on issues that pertain to their lives in the fields of information technology, health, and economics among many others," said Dennis Depew, the institute's interim director. "One of the main goals of the institute is to encourage and highlight policy relevant research into subjects that present big challenges on a local level all the way up to a global level."

The Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) enhances the visibility and impact of Purdue University's strengths in policy-related and multidisciplinary research, education, service, and outreach to inform decision-makers on global policy issues.

The topics and presenters are:

* "Student Sustainability Summit." Aaron Goldner, graduate student in aeronautics and astronautics and Lindsey Payne, graduate student in civil engineering.

* "ManufacturingHUB." George B. Adams III, deputy director, network for computational nanotechnology.

* "Health Policy." Laura Sands, Katherine Birck professor of nursing.

* "Natural Gas Exports." Wally Tyner, James and Lois Ackerman professor of agricultural economics.

* "Purdue's Center for the Environment." Leigh Raymond, professor of political science and Director, Center for the Environment.

* "Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE, a DHS Center of Excellence." David Ebert, Silicon Valley professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of VACCINE.

The events schedule is available at http://www.purdue.edu/research/gpri/events/events.php

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855, morganlstephens@gmail.com

Media contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Dennis Depew, 765-496-3844, depew@purdue.edu

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