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Engineering Fountain

Purdue Campus Walk

Here’s the background behind my Purdue Campus Walk:  I took the day off of work and drove down to West Lafayette to attend the celebration of the Purdue’s Computer Science Department’s 50th anniversary. This was a good chance for me to meet former professors, fellow alumni, students, and listen to day of distinguished speakers.

Memorial GymBefore this day of activities, I went for an early morning walk through the center of campus.  My meetings started at 10am, and I timed my walk with the rise of the early morning Sun over the tree tops — making for some very nice lighting on the buildings.

I started my Purdue Campus Walk at the Purdue Memorial Union, walked West along State Street, cross through Memorial Mall, crossed by the Armory to University Street, then headed back through the Engineering Mall, then cut through the Chemistry Buildings back to the Union.

Along the way, I saw:  Purdue Memorial Union, St. Thomas Aquinas, University Hall, Spirit Arch, Purdue Bell Tower, Elliott Hall of Music, Memorial Gym, Math Sciences Building, Lawson Computer Science Building, Hovde Hall, Engineering Fountain, Potter Building, and the Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry.

This is a favorite campus walk for me.  Nice familiar place, with lots of good memories.  This morning was very nice morning for a Purdue Campus Walk.

Lawson Building


If you can, get a room at the Union Club Hotel.  This is the only hotel on campus.  Since the campus doesn’t permit cars, it is very hard to find a parking place.

At the Union, you can park in the hotel garage and walk anywhere on campus.  Everything is nice and close — easy walking.

Purdue Campus Walk – Union, University Hall, Bell Tower, Engineering Mall at EveryTrail

Engineering Mall

Visited Purdue ECE. I was a guest lecturer at EE400 and EE694A

Centennial MarkerWas a guest lecturer at the Purdue ECE senior seminar class, ECE400 and the graduate student seminar, ECE694A. I gave a presentation on the problems engineers were solving to build the 4G-LTE mobile network.  I surveyed issues of spectrum, user experience, macro-cells, metro cells, mobile application design and some examples of engineering issues meeting public ethics.

I had two very lively classes.  I got lots of questions and was very impressed with the students.  Further I was delighted with the ECE department team who hosted me along with two student ambassadors.

Tips for travelers.  The Purdue  EE building is located on Northwestern Ave.  The Purdue Visitor Information Center is across the street.  Park there.  My hosts reserved an “A” parking sticker for me; for past visits, I was able to buy a parking pass for $5.  Next to the EE building is the MSEE building; it has a nice snack shop area; it’s a good place for visitors who are early, to hang-out.  I visited the HKN lounge in the basement of the EE building; it was hopping!  Good to visit but maybe not the place for an out of town visitor.


I attach to this posting some photos from the nice campus.