Departmental News

Neeti Parashar


Dr. Neeti Parashar, was recognized on November 6, 2014, as the Overall Most Influential Up and Coming Woman of the Year in the 2014 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards competition held at Avalon Manor.  Neeti, Professor of Physics, was selected from among 172 applicants and 100 finalists for this noteworthy recognition.  Dr. Parashar, was part of the international team of researchers contributing to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle that earned the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics, she also recently was inducted into the Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators.

Congratulations, Neeti!



 Neeti Parashar

Faculty Fellow

Prof. Neeti Parashar inducted into NW Indiana Society of Innovators

A year after being recognized as a collaborator on a worldwide research team that contributed to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor of Physics Neeti Parashar has been named a Fellow of the Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators.

1 of 6 Fellows

She was among six new Fellows recognized last week at the 10th annual Innovators Induction Ceremony, sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest.

Professor Parashar, a nine-year Purdue Calumet faculty member and 2012-13 recipient of the university’s Outstanding Scholar and Outstanding Teacher Awards, participated in the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson subatomic particle.

Shaping understanding of natural universe

Also referred to as the “God particle”, Higgs boson has been touted as a vital building block in shaping understanding about the composition and interaction of all matter in the natural universe.

Theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert received the 2013 Nobel Prize for their work developing the theory of the Higgs field, which prompted discovery of the Higgs boson by the team of researchers that included Professor Parashar.