West Coast Connections

The Purdue West Coast Partnership Center, funded by the Purdue Research Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Corp., opened in 2010 with a mission to link Purdue's expertise in engineering and technology with the West Coast's high-tech companies and entrepreneurs.

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“With Purdue's top tier reputation, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), there is a connection between Purdue and the west coast that is natural, organic and almost inevitable,” says John C. Boyle, the center’s director. “It is based on mutual interests, technology, and collaboration.”

Purdue already has a strong tie to Silicon Valley and California with its more than 18,000 alumni living in the state. The Purdue West Coast Partnership Center offices are located at the NASA Research Park in Mountain View, Calif.

For more information on the Purdue West Coast Partnership Center, visit http://www.purdue.edu/westcoast/.