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Welcome from the Acting Dean
Dear Purdue Engineering Community,
As we near the mid-point of the semester, there is something I’d like us to think about, but first, here are some March events that you should put on your calendars...
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24 NASA astronauts have been graduates of Purdue.
3 faculty members received National Medal of Technology.
#1 undergraduate U.S. program in ABE (Agricultural and Biological Engineering.)
First female NAE (National Academy of Engineering) member and 'First Lady of Engineering,' Lillian Gilbreth.
First of four new NSF ERCs in 2017: CISTAR.
#3 in online graduate engineering programs.
Neil Armstrong, first to walk on the moon, Alumnus (BS '55, MS '70).
C-BRIC, one of new SRC-DARPA centers.
Home of EPICS (Engineering Projects In Community Services) in 35 universities and 100 high schools worldwide.
Cradle of Astronauts: 25 Purdue graduates / NASA astronauts.
Top 3 public engineering college in U.S.
First U.S. university to have WIEP (Women in Engineering Program.)
First department (now school) dedicated to Engineering Education (2004).
First department of First-Year Engineering (1953).
First high-voltage research laboratory in the U.S.
First-of-its-kind partnership in the U.S.: Rolls-Royce University Technology Center with AAE (Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering).
25 past and present NAE (National Academy of Engineers) members.
Fourth nationwide in producing undergraduate female engineers.
Amelia Earhart, Career Counselor, Advisor to Department of Aeronautics.
Birthplace of the NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers.)
Golden Gate bridge designer, Professor Charles Ellis.
Home of nanoHUB, a pioneering computing environment for nanotechnology.
First and only fully digitized nuclear reactor (PUR-1) in Indiana.
Largest academic propulsion lab in the world: Zucrow Labs.
One Marshall Scholar in 2018.
One Truman Scholar in 2018.
Gene Cernan, most recent astronaut on the moon, Alumnus (BS '56, MS '64)