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Meet Danielle Render, Recipient of Interdisciplinary Engineering's 2017 Outstanding Service Award
Danielle Render is a very involved member in the Purdue community, and has emerged as a leader in several organizations. She is serving in her third year as an Ambassador for the College of Engineering, which consists of about 30 students who are involved i...

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Campus Spotlight: Native American Education & Cultural Center
Last week, the Native
American Education & Cultural Center (NAECC) opened its doors to kick off
Native American Heritage Month with an open house. It hosted its first ever
open house at its new location on November 2 nd . The center has moved
from its sligh...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Feature - Flor Albornoz
Flor Albornoz Hometown: Lima, Peru Major: Electrical Engineering Year: Senior What does it mean to be a
minority studying Engineering at Purdue? It
means to defeat the stereotype that Hispanics can’t achieve higher education
and pave the way for younger gen...

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An Interview with Carina Olaru, Director of Latino Cultural Center
Carina
Olaru is an educator first. She started as an associate professor of Modern
Languages, teaching Spanish and Portuguese, at a small liberal arts college in
Illinois. There, she was the only domestic professor of color. This led to many
minority studen...

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Hispanic Heritage Month - History Maker of Tomorrow: Ana Carolina Soffia Dias Name: Ana Carolina Soffia Dias Major: FYE (Biomedical Engineering) Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Year: Freshman What does it mean to be a
minority studying Engineering at Purdue? It...

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES) “We are la familia. ” That is what Jennifer
Escobedo, President of Latinos in Science and Engineering, or MAES, says about
her group. She talks with great pride as she discusses how MAES pro...

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Marion Blalock Endowment
Marion Blalock graduated from Purdue University,
earning a B.S. in Sociology in ’69, and a M.S. in Counseling and Personnel in
’73. Her transformative contributions to the College of Engineering span three
decades. During her tenure as Director of the Minor...

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History Maker of Tomorrow: Luis Sotelo Martin
Luis Sotelo Martin has been involved in the
Minority Engineering Program (MEP) throughout his studies at Purdue. He is the
President of MAES (Latinos in Science and Engineering); is involved in two
national honor societies   —   Phi Sigma Pi and Alpha Lambd...

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History Maker of Tomorrow: Flor Albornoz
Flor Albornoz is originally from Lima, Peru, and
first became involved with MEP when she participated with the Academic Boot
Camp (ABC). ABC offered Flor a very challenging program where she had
first-hand experience with the Purdue Engineering curriculum. ...

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Allene Rest Manning
The Minority
Engineering Program at Purdue University salutes the life, love and legacy of
Allene Rest Manning. She is a gift even though she has transitioned this life.
We will always remember her sacrifices and services to Purdue students, staff
and admin...
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