Distinguished Speaker Series

The PNW School of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series is back, and we are proud to feature OUR OWN College of Engineering and Sciences alumni for 2021-2022!

All presentations are free and open to the public and all PNW students, faculty, and staff. The events will be held on the Hammond Campus, in the Powers Building (PWRS) 115 (CIVS Immersive Theater), each beginning at 3 p.m.

We invite you to check the schedule of events below, mark your calendar and bring a friend (or two or three). Refreshments will be served at each speaker series presentation.


dr. andrew jackuraFriday, January 14, 2022

*(CANCELED)*

Dr. Andrew Jackura

BSME ’11; BS Physics ’13
Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Old Dominion University

“From Newton to Nuclei”

“The skills I learned during my time at PNW shaped my trajectory in the STEM field, from my beginnings as a mechanical engineering student to my current occupation as theoretical nuclear physicist. I will discuss my time and experiences as an undergraduate student at PNW, and share key lessons I learned which have helped me throughout my professional career as a scientist.”


ben moul

Friday, February 25, 2022

Ben Moul

BSME ’12
Senior PV&V Engineer at John Deere

“Change on the Horizon”

“The future engineering landscape may look very different than the one we have today. Come hear a possible future imagined, informed by observable trends in society and the workplace.”


ryan natzke

Friday, March 25, 2022

Ryan Natzke

BSEE ’10; BSME ’10; MSE ’12
Senior Electronic Hardware Architect Engineer at BorgWarner

“Engineering a Career that Propels You”

“An overview of my career journey and lessons learned in the aerospace and automotive industries. I will share how my experiences at PNW propelled me to succeed in engineering propulsion, from electronic engine controllers for jet engines at Rolls-Royce to electric drives for hybrid vehicles at BorgWarner.”


adam kerr

Friday, April 15, 2022

Adam Kerr

BS Computer Science ’07
Senior Principal at West Monroe Partners

“College gets you the first job. The rest is up to you.”

“I studied – sometimes. I got a good internship – and one that wasn’t so good. I graduated with honors and multiple job offers. That was just the beginning. The world after graduation day expands far beyond the skills we’ve learned. Fifteen years later, I’ve discovered that a successful, fulfilling career is made of so much more than just the courses on my transcript. Join me for the lessons we should all be handed alongside the diploma.”


pnw 5-75 roaring aheadThe School of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series is part of Purdue University Northwest’s “Roaring Ahead” 5•75 anniversary celebration.