U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, has been named a “Champion of Science” by
the Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50
U.S. research universities which advocate for federal investment in
Visclosky was one of 28 members of Congress chosen for the award.
“Americans have long recognized the vital role that scientific research and
innovation play in fostering economic growth and job creation,” Visclosky
said. “We must not forget that local investments in science and technology
development like Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through
Visualization and Simulation have the potential to create not only new jobs,
but new businesses and new industries that benefit all of us. We need to
invest in our future to strengthen our manufacturing base and build upon
The First Congressional District is also home to the Center on Logistics,
Distribution, and Transportation at Ivy Tech, the Purdue Technology Center,
and several key regional institutions of higher learning, including Purdue
University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University,
and Indiana University Northwest.
Visclosky is a 2011 recipient as well of the Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow Award
for Outstanding Achievement for Innovation & Service, the top individual
award of The Society of Innovators.