Days of Discovery

Please join us as we celebrate research, scholarship, and creative activities of students and faculty during the 2024 PNW Days of Discovery. The event will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2024 in Hammond. Please mark your calendars and save the date for this exciting event.

Check back soon for additional event information. 

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Purdue University Northwest's Days of Discovery 2023 Showcase Student and Faculty Research Presentations

Over 170 research and scholarly activities across all of PNW’s colleges and disciplines were covered in this two-day event on Purdue Northwest’s Hammond and Westville campuses.

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Veera Gnaneswar Gude

Plenary Speaker

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

9 to 10 a.m.

Join us in the Great Hall on PNW’s Westville Campus to hear Dr. Veera Gnaneswar Gude discuss “Valuing Water for Sustainable Future.” A board-certified environmental engineer, he is NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment and Director of Purdue University Northwest Water Institute.

Plenary Session Details


A combination image showing the cover for "The Address Book" and a headshot of author Deirdre Mask.

Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Join us in Alumni Hall on Hammond Campus for a deep dive into PNW’s “One Book, One University” selection: “The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power.” Author Deirdre Mask will explore the relationship between where people live, their race and class, and the story of how these relationships come to be.

Learn About “The Address Book”

Days of Discovery 2023 Event Photos


Overview of Alumni Hall during the Days of Discovery.
Jovial professor conversing with student researchers.
Student presenting research poster.
Two students flanking their research poster proudly.
Overview of Alumni Hall and Days of Discovery visitors.
Faculty members discussing.
Student presenting research poster to another student.
Keynote speaker Deidre Mask addressing the crowd.
Student presenting research poster.
Student presenting research poster to students.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.