April 12, 2019

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Aniket Kate, an assistant professor of computer science, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. CAREER awards are the organization’s most prestigious awards given to junior faculty who embody the role of teacher-scholars through research, education and the integration of those concepts within the mission of their organizations. Kate received the CAREER award for his project, “Towards Privacy and Availability of Inter-blockchain Communication.”

Student honors:

- Boiler Communication, the Brian Lamb School of Communication’s student-run public relations firm, won two Best of Show awards and two Pinnacle Awards at the 2019 Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, which celebrate Indiana’s top PR and communication campaigns each year. Led by advisor and continuing lecturer Christi Eden, Boiler Com functions like a mini-public relations agency, each semester taking on new community clients, such as Special Olympics of Tippecanoe County, Matchbox Co-Working Studio, Purdue Press, and other local businesses. Since 2015, Boiler Communication has earned 14 statewide awards.

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