Led by Purdue University, researchers from a six-university collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation began developing nanoHUB in 1998.<more>Now based at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue's Discovery Park , nanoHUB.org is an NSF science gateway and portal that enables the creators of specialized nanotechnology-related simulations to make them available to other researchers and educators. nanoHUB makes available scientific simulations, seminars, interactive courses and other specialized nanotech-related materials. In March 2010, more than 100,000 users utilized nanoHUB. To access nanoHUB, please go to: nanoHUB.org. <hide>
Purdue University and the government of Colombia have established an unprecedented partnership focused upon preparing Colombia’s most accomplished students to become tomorrow’s most accomplished researchers. The Colombia-Purdue Institute for Advanced Scientific Research is designed to promote an exchange of people and knowledge, enhance the scientific and entrepreneurial work force in Colombia, and facilitate collaborative scientific advancements that benefit the economic future of the Americas.
Purdue's effort is being led by the College of Engineering and the Global Policy Research Institute in conjunction with: the Colombian Ministry of Education; Colciencias, the Colombian department for science, technology and innovation; Fulbright (Colombia); and Colfuturo, a private foundation that enhances Colombian graduate students’ opportunities for studying outside Colombia.
"Purdue is well-positioned to help Colombia enhance its base of world-class scientists and increase their visibility," said Arden Bement, director of the Global Policy Research Institute. "One of our driving passions is to help emerging markets do the kind of research that eventually will improve the world."