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May 20, 2020

BME senior wins gold in Boeing Innovation Challenge

A senior in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering won first prize in the recent Boeing Innovation Challenge – a competition in which students from 10 U.S. universities, assisted by Boeing experts, developed solutions to real-world aviation issues.
April 30, 2020

Chi Hwan Lee receives Early Career Research award

Chi Hwan Lee, Assistant Professor of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, received the Early Career Research award, recognized in the 2020 College of Engineering’s Faculty Excellence Awards.
April 30, 2020

Weldon School students among recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

After a long five-month wait since they submitted their applications, 15 current College of Engineering students learned in late March that they were recipients of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) class of 2020. This is the largest group of awardees from the College of Engineering in several years. In addition, seven students received honorable mentions. From the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, graduate students Jennifer Anderson and Katherine Leyba received the Fellowship, and Sydney Sofronici, current senior, received honorable mention.
April 24, 2020

Study: Football offensive linemen should start plays upright to avoid hits to the head

Repetitive hits to the head can cause brain damage without actually leading to a concussion, past studies have suggested. Just a simple change to the starting stance of players on the offensive line in American football might reduce this burden, a study conducted by Purdue University and Stanford University researchers now shows.
April 17, 2020

Photo gallery: A culture of persistence

Browse this gallery for a glimpse of how Purdue faculty, staff and students show their grit and determination again and again as they pursue innovation in the classroom, in the lab and in the community. Photos in the first row feature a Weldon School biomedical engineering team working on an implantable drug delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled. Bottorff fellows Jessica Torres is also featured developing non-toxic surgical adhesives.
April 16, 2020

Purdue-developed point-of-care diagnostics and wearables—making the leap out of the lab

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University has a rich history and robust focus on innovation and translation of research applied to medical devices implanted within the human body. The school’s faculty members have generated over 100 U.S. patents, with over half licensed to company partners. Biomedical engineering research at Purdue has generated $30 million in licensing royalties, and over 25 startup companies have been founded with more than 3 million patients directly helped.
April 11, 2020

Engineering solutions to COVID-19 testing

As the urgent measures to slow down COVID-19 continue to affect lives and shut down operations across the nation and around the world, Purdue Engineering research has ramped up. In nearby labs, our two teams of engineers are hard at work quickly and collegially developing portable, user-friendly technologies that would tell people — in their own homes — whether they’ve contracted the novel coronavirus.
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