Digital Humanities Program Fund

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Established in 2021 through the creativity, passion, and generosity of alumnus Stephen Pater (BSAE 1965, MSAE 1966), this fund supports the Libraries’ Digital Humanities Program. Digital Humanities is defined as an area of scholarly activity at the intersection of computing or digital technologies and the humanities.

Stephen retired from Boeing Company where he held several other positions, including systems data analyst, information systems project engineer and computer systems security specialist. Prior to Boeing, he worked in information systems planning at Rockwell International.

Stephen was a member of the Symphonic Band while at Purdue. He was also involved in Sigma Gamma Tau, an aerospace engineering honor society, and Tau Beta Pi, the second-oldest honor society in the country and the only engineering honor society to represent the entire engineering profession. After graduation, Stephen joined Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), which took him to southern California for a time. He earned his MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management and spent some time during his career teaching at UCLA extension campuses.

Today, he calls himself a proud “Boilermaker Bruin.”

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