Alice Pawley

Charlotte Tuggle / WBAA

A potential challenger to U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Lafayette) held a vigil in Lafayette Tuesday night to decry the House's passage of the American Healthcare Act.

Democratic 4th District candidate Sherry Shipley gathered with Greater Lafayette residents to hear concerns about the proposed replacement for Obamacare.

Many attendees spoke out about what they feel was a lack of representation from incumbent Rokita as the bill was crafted.

Shipley says both diversity and medical professionals are missing from the conversation in Washington.

Two Purdue professors will be at the White House next week to receive recognition for their work. They are recipients of the Presidential Early Career awards for Scientists and Engineers.

Entomology Assistant Professor Ian Kaplan says he was surprised to learn about the nomination and is honored to be recognized for his work on ecological pest management.

"People are familiar with insects that are pests, but a lot of species are beneficial. Whether they're native bees that pollinate crops or insects that eat other insects that are pests."

Engineering and Social Justice

Feb 6, 2012
Purdue University Press

Purdue University Press recently released a new book: Engineering and Social Justice - In the University and Beyond.

WBAA's Mike Loizzo talks with Dr. Alice Pawley, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue and one of the co-editors of the book.

More information about the book is HERE.

A video of the interview is HERE.