News Briefs

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code speaks at Purdue

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to prepare young women for jobs of the future, gave a lecture Oct. 3 at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center. The presentation, titled "Closing the Gender Gap in Technology," was part of the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics and presented by the Krannert School of Management, College of Education's James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship and the College of Science. MORE

DCMME holds 30th annual manufacturing conference

Multiple leaders of the business world came together to speak on Sept. 29 at the 30th annual fall conference of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises (DCMME). The conference, titled “The Future of Manufacturing,” was held at the Purdue Memorial Union. DCMME has been a focal point within the Krannert School throughout many years for promoting education, research and industrial engagement, manufacturing management and supply chain management. The center is celebrating its 30th anniversary. MORE

Mohammad Rahman

Krannert prof discusses data privacy at Dawn or Doom ’17 conference

Mohammad Rahman, an associate professor of management, discussed how he thinks the Internet of Things will evolve during Dawn or Doom ’17, a conference on the risks and rewards of emerging technologies held in September on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus. According to Rahman, the quandary surrounding data and its ownership is important to some people, but that most consumers have indicated that they prefer convenience over privacy. MORE

Purdue grads create eco-friendly, smart bike share program

VeoRide Inc., a Purdue student startup, is developing a sustainable and smart bike share program that allows users to retrieve and return a bike from and to the nearest bike rack to improve convenience, comfort and affordability of bike share experiences. Candice Xie, a graduate from Purdue’s Krannert School, and Edwin Tan, a graduate from the School of Mechanical Engineering, co-founded VeoRide to commercialize their smart bike share idea and to improve alternative public transportation options. MORE

Darren Henry

Krannert director of diversity initiatives among Top 100 emerging leaders

Diversity MBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, has named Purdue’s Darren Henry to its annual list of the Top 100 under 50 emerging and executive leaders with advanced degrees. Henry, who earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 2002 and a MBA from the School of Management in 2007, is director of Krannert diversity initiatives and the Dr. Cornell A. Bell Business Opportunity Program (BOP), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. MORE

AR platform could help students discover STEM concepts

Explore! Interactive, a Purdue-related startup, is developing a platform that uses augmented reality to help K-12 students more effectively learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM subjects, and increase standardized test scores through an engaging, interactive application. The company was founded by Wesley Virt, a graduate from Wabash College, and includes Chris Palermo, a senior in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, and Purdue Polytechnic Institute students Zhe Zeng, Sam Rosser and Jack Allen. MORE

Explore Interactive

Startup to provide coaching and guidance to Chinese students, visiting parents

Incoming Purdue students from China who are learning about a new culture have a new resource in a Krannert-affiliated student startup offering personal coaching services. We-YouBond allows incoming students from China and their parents to sign up for a service that offers one-on-one coaching with an experienced student on topics ranging from study habits to local housing. The company was founded by Bobby Wen and Joyce Zhao with support from Jennifer Martinez, all of whom graduated from the School of Management in May. MORE

Smart phone engagement platform seeks to bridge gap between lecturers and students

Purdue-affiliated startup eLecturic Inc. is developing a platform that promotes student engagement in lecture environments by allowing real-time communication between students and professors. Charlie Sloan, a finance and management major at Krannert School of Management and CEO of eLecturic, and co-founder Varun Mavilla, a student in Purdue’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, developed their platform to encourage students and professors to uphold academic integrity in lecture classrooms. MORE

Ricks Daniels

Fireside chat with Krannert alum Dave Ricks highlights second Lilly Day at Purdue

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels’ fireside chat with Eli Lilly and Co. chairman and CEO Dave Ricks, who earned his bachelor’s degree from the Krannert School in 1990, highlighted Lilly Day at Purdue in August. The multifaceted event was designed to introduce Purdue students to Lilly and the career opportunities that exist within the pharmaceutical company, which employs some 1,600 Purdue graduates — more than from any other university. MORE