Fall 2012 Magazine

The Data Age

McCormick in India


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Northwestern University trustee Bhadrashyam Kothari with Dean Ottino at an alumni receptionDean Julio M. Ottino and members of the McCormick community recently traveled to India, a nation with a strong and growing footprint in the engineering sector. The visit was part of McCormick’s ongoing effort to engage with its global base of alumni and friends.

The trip began with a visit to IIT Bombay, one of the premier engineering and technology institutions in the country. Ottino represented Northwestern for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions, paving the way for future collaborations.

Also representing McCormick on the trip was Vinayak Dravid, McCormick’s coordinator of global outreach and Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Kyle Delaney, director of marketing and communications. Northwestern University trustee Bhadrashyam Kothari and the NU Club of India played host to the McCormick visitors.

During their stay, Ottino, Kothari, and Dravid hosted a reception for Northwestern alumni in India and met with several corporate leaders to explore partnerships.