Purdue College of Engineering to present COVID-19 webinar on current, post-pandemic challenges

Purdue University



May 6, 2020 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Shah Family Global Innovation Lab will host a webinar titled “Responding to COVID-19” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (May 12).

The event is part of Purdue’s College of Engineering initiative, Engineering Rising to the Challenge, established to address issues presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Featured speakers are from the World Bank, Indiana State Department of Health, Plan International and Intellectual Ventures. They will discuss managing gaps in needs associated with the pandemic; challenges their organizations are anticipating for the future, post-pandemic world; and how innovation can accommodate, adapt and help manage those changes.

Arvind Raman, executive associate dean of the faculty and staff and the Robert V. Adams Professor in Mechanical Engineering, and professor of materials engineering, will provide an introduction for the event. Pallavi Gupta, assistant director of programs for the Shah Lab, will serve as the moderator.

The Shah Family Global Innovation Lab is part of Purdue’s Global Engineering Program and Partnerships. The lab’s initiatives include research, design, adaptation and field-testing of technologies and services, in all sectors, that have local buy-in and a strong scaling and impact potential.

To register for the webinar, read more about the speakers and submit a question for one of the participants, go to https://engineering.purdue.edu/GEP/ShahLab/responding-to-COVID19/index_html.

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked the No. 6 Most Innovative University in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at  purdue.edu.

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