PNW study shows that water quality draws business to NWI

To end 2016, we are highlighting some of our most notable Members and their accomplishments along with some stellar Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana events.


George Nnanna, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University Northwest revealed earlier this year the results of a two-year study that explored whether water could be a useful tool to picque the interest of more high tech companies coming to Northwest Indiana.


The Water Institute of Purdue University Northwest determined that, along with the abundance of the region’s natural resource, socio-economic factors like high school graduation rates and lifelong learning by college students were also catalysts for attracting those companies. The study, ironically, was a precursor to the region’s now ongoing initiatives to improve graduation rates, increase interest in STEM-related careers and prepare students for success beyond the classroom. With an increased focus on using advanced technologies to improve water quality, Dr. Nnanna emphasized the need to remind the world of the importance of ensuring water quality.


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