Fall 2012 - Engineering Impact
Neil Armstrong: Humble hero, always a Boilermaker, always an engineer
Millions were transfixed by the image of Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon July 20, 1969. The words he uttered, "One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind," will forever be remembered.
Sensor detects glucose in saliva and tears for diabetes testing
A new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine might be manufactured at low cost because it does not require many processing steps to produce.
Advancing science learning through engineering design
National attention is turning to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Purdue researchers are integrating science education and engineering design in elementary education.
Bold initiative builds on innovation and growth
Purdue University is embarking on a program to add as many as 107 College of Engineering faculty over the next five years — an increase of 30 percent.