Purdue revels in Defense deputy secretary’s visit, spotlight on hypersonics, more
U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks tours Purdue facilities, praises university. Plus, more on Mitch Daniels’ final months on campus. And a Den Pop is to fall semester as robins are to spring
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PURDUE GETS TO SHOW OFF ITS NATIONAL DEFENSE PUSH
Purdue leaders, who have made a point in recent years to sink attention and university resources into high-profile research aimed at national defense, reveled Thursday in leading tours of spaces dedicated to hypersonic and microelectronics for Kathleen Hicks, U.S. deputy secretary of Defense.
Hicks, on a two-day tour of facilities in an around the Midwest doing what she called innovative work crucial to the Department of Defense, hailed Purdue’s work, encouraging campus leaders and researchers to keep at it.