February 16, 2024

Maddie Milharcic: Student hits the road on a journey to find her own path in life

"Around my age, people ask what you want to do with your life. I've discovered that figuring out what you want to do and who you are is a journey. Part of that journey is saying, ‘Yes,’ to opportunities that stretch and grow who you are."

- Maddie Milharcic, junior in agricultural and biological engineering
January 5, 2024

Cherkauer: Indiana's Plan to Pipe In Groundwater for Microchip-Making Draws Fire

Keith Cherkauer, a Purdue University professor of agricultural and biological engineering and the director of the Indiana Water Resources Research Center, said that, under normal circumstances, it is possible that the aquifer under the Wabash River could withstand huge withdrawals. But he worries about drought years.
November 23, 2023

Buckmaster: $1 million USDA grant to Purdue aims to boost efficiency at dairy farms

The collaboration began with an internal 2022 proposal that led to funding a project between faculty members in the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. The new project also extends the work of Matthew Rogers, who received a doctorate in agricultural and biological engineering from Purdue in 2022. Rogers used stereovision to measure the volume of granular agricultural materials.
November 23, 2023

Ristroph: Purdue engineer works to improve formulation of RNA-based pharmaceuticals

"We're concerned about the stability of the mRNA that's inside frozen or liquid formulations," Ristroph said. "mRNA is a very fragile molecule. It will tend to break down. You also want to make sure that your nanoparticles themselves stay stable. You need to be sure that what you're putting into somebody's arm is the same as what you manufactured in the first place."
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