Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dr. Darryl Dickerson, CEO of His Own Biomedical Research Firm and Associate Director of Minority Engineering Program was Master of Ceremony for a Phenomenal Event….

Purdue University College of Engineering and College of Technology to receive a 40 Million Grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation! Dr. Darryl Dickerson set the tone for the announcement by sharing his experience as a up and coming entrepreneur through the research-based biomedical company he was able to launch through his experience and education at Purdue.

Purdue University has received the largest cash donation in its history courtesy of a $40 million grant from the Lilly Endowment.

The Indianapolis endowment announced Wednesday that it was providing the money to support five projects in Purdue’s Colleges of Engineering and Technology and the university’s libraries. They include efforts to provide engineering and technology students with computer-aided design studios, creating new labs or expanding existing ones and establishing an Active Learning Center that will include classrooms, libraries and collaboration areas.

The Journal & Courier reports ( ) the projects are scheduled to be completed in 2017.

Lilly Endowment Vice President of Education Sara B. Cobb says the projects promise to be “game-changers” and can boost Purdue’s contributions in the areas of research, education and economic development.

*Originally Posted February 19th, 2015*

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