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Alumni Recognition

With thousands of alumni around the world, the College of Science has watched many former students accomplish some amazing things in the fields of new technology and life sciences. These brilliant alumni include astronaut Andrew Feustel (Solid Earth Sciences), Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ben Roy Mottelson and Yelp! SVP of Engineering Michael Stoppelman (Computer Science), just to name a few.

Nominate a College of Science Alumni for recognition in one of the following areas:

  • Distinguished Alumni
    • Provides significant leadership within her/his chosen field.
    • Noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on her/his profession, College of Science, Purdue University, and society.
  • Early Career Scientist
    • Graduated within last 10 years OR age 40 or younger.
    • Illustrates the promise of becoming a leader among her/his peers.
  • Alumni Entrepreneur
    • Recognizes achievement and creativity in the field of entrepreneurship.
    • Shows outstanding career development through innovative approaches.
  • Philanthropy Award
    • Recognizes a philanthropist who has positively impacted the world.
    • Demonstrates loyalty to the College of Science in advancing its stated mission and goals.

For questions, please contact Jimmy Parker, Chief Development Officer by email or by phone at (765) 496-3525.


2023 honorees:

Actuarial Science

  • Early Career Award: Anji Li Zhao

Biological Sciences

  • Distinguished Alumni: Jessica Young


  • Distinguished Alumni: Harry Kloor, Karen Vogel Pinette

Computer Science

  • Distinguished Alumnus: Snehal Antani

Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

  • Distinguished Alumni: Martin Doyle


  • Distinguished Alumni: Luca Capogna, Charles Munsell III

Physics and Astronomy

  • Distinguished Alumni: Harry Kloor
  • Entrepreneur Award: Naresh Menon


  • Distinguished Alumni: Ming-Hui Chen

Photos from the event.

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