National security innovation brings Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks to Purdue

Purdue University’s strength in state-of-the-art aerospace technology, energetic materials, semiconductors and hypersonics research stands as a testament to the university’s future in U.S. national security and demonstrates why U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and her advisers visited campus Thursday (Aug. 18) on a tour of essential research facilities.

As a central hub for innovation, Purdue attracts talented faculty who drive high-tech manufacturing and facilitate quality job placement for students. Projects including the High-Speed Propulsion Laboratory and the multifaceted Hypersonics Applied Research Facility (HARF) mark national security advances and reflect interest and investment by partners in industry and government.

Hicks received a firsthand look at Purdue’s national security focus at the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, Birck Nanotechnology Center and other facilities during a campus tour.

Read the full story here

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top