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Summer 2014 - Engineering Impact

From Vietnam refugee to international entrepreneur
Vu Lam left his home in Vietnam at age 11. Traveling alone, he boarded a fishing boat of refugees. Today, he leads an international software development firm that introduced IT outsourcing to the land he left behind.
Always @PurdueEngineering
Smartphone to become smarter with 'deep learning' innovation
Researchers are working to enable smartphones and other mobile devices to understand and identify objects in a camera's field of view, overlaying lines of text that describe items in the environment.
Innovate @PurdueEngineering
Space: The fundamental frontier College entertains novel ideas in its quest for room to grow
A problem is a possibility to a good engineer — a possibility that often enables unforeseen improvements that go beyond solving only the problem at hand.
Strategic Growth Initiative
High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation
New "plasmonic metamaterials" could radically improve solar cell performance and bring advanced data storage that uses heat to record information on a magnetic disk.
ChangeTheWorld @PurdueEngineering
Improving health care system through engineering
As a mother of four, Benjavan "Den" Upatising knows the frustrations everyone encounters with health care. As a Purdue-trained industrial engineer, she also is uniquely positioned to improve the system.
OurPeopleOurCulture @PurdueEngineering