April 28, 2023
Purdue@DC to amplify Boilermaker presence in nation’s capital
Website unveiled; new office space will house multiple initiatives
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University President Mung Chiang announced Friday (April 28) Purdue@DC, an initiative that will amplify the university’s presence in Washington, D.C.
Through the new initiative, Purdue brings to the capital unique strengths in national security, tech diplomacy, semiconductor talent and other policy research.
“As the most consequential public university in America, Purdue has a special responsibility to bring all that Boilermakers have to offer to the capital,” Chiang said. “Through Purdue@DC, we will both strengthen the impact of existing programs in D.C. and deploy new ones that bring many more faculty and students to national public service.”
Purdue@DC’s physical presence will be headquartered in a co-working space at 1301 K Street NW. The space will be the D.C. home to Purdue’s nationally recognized semiconductor and microelectronics program, the Purdue Applied Research Institute (PARI), the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, Purdue Policy Research Institute, and Purdue’s federal relations team.
In addition, to build a stronger talent pipeline from Purdue to the nation’s capital, the C-SPAN Boilers Go to D.C. program will grow in scale and in scope, connecting D.C.-based alumni, as well as government and agency partners, with current students and faculty, providing internship, networking and engagement opportunities. The program is designed to help students prepare for a successful career after graduation. All colleges, schools, departments, institutes and centers at Purdue West Lafayette will be able to propose activities in our nation’s capital.
On April 18, Purdue@DC convened leaders from industry, government and academia at the Russell Senate Office Building for “CHIPS for America: Execute for Success Summit.” Chiang led a keynote fireside chat with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Todd Young of Indiana. Over 175 companies, government agencies and universities participated at the event. Association of American Universities President Barbara Snyder made a call at the Summit for industry and government leaders to support research, students and faculty in the STEM fields.