GE Aviation

Purdue President Mitch Daniels speaks at a ceremony in March at the Purdue Airport to announce that GE Aviation will break ground this year on a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette. The 225,000-square-foot plant will assemble the new LEAP engine. GE Aviation is working with Purdue to explore opportunities that will closely align the University to the facility. More (Photo by Mark Simons)

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NASA's Gene Kranz to keynote annual leadership event

Gene Kranz, the legendary NASA flight control director who led the effort to save Apollo 13, will be the guest speaker for the 14th annual Krannert Leadership Speakers Series on Sept. 25, 2014. Dinner is included in the event, the net proceeds from which will be used to augment funding for undergraduate and graduate scholarships. More

2014 is off to a strong start

The Krannert School is set to launch its inaugural, accelerated MBA for STEM Professionals program in June followed closely by the MS(F) program launch. International student applications are closed and time is running out for domestic students to apply for our programs starting in Fall 2014. More

Krannert prof says Bitcoin growing in influence

Bitcoin, the virtual currency used online to trade for other currencies or buy goods and services, is growing a wider audience, says Cathy Zhang, a professor of economics in Purdue’s Krannert School. More

Business plan competition awards $100,000 in prizes

An analytics sensor for predicting bearing failure in machinery and a company developing an alternative method for removing excess material during the aluminum extrusion process were the big winners at Purdue’s $100,000 Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition in February. More

Kickstarter founder speaks on corporate ethics

Perry Chen, creator and chairman of crowdfunding site Kickstarter, spoke in March in the Purdue Series on Corporate Citizenship and Ethics. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects from films, games and music to art, design and technology. More