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September 29, 2016

Game theory research reveals fragility of common resources

New research in game theory shows that people are naturally predisposed to over-use "common-pool resources" such as transportation systems and fisheries even if it risks failure of the system, to the detriment of society as a whole.
September 14, 2016

Four programs move up in rankings

The College of Engineering remains No. 9, tied with Cornell University in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings. Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and the schools of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering all moved up while the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and the schools of Industrial Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics remained in the top five.
September 12, 2016

Team seeks additional funds to research chemicals in pipe repair

A College of Engineering team is seeking funds to continue research into the possible dangers of a pipe repair technique. Andrew Whelton, assistant professor for the Lyles School of Civil Engineering and the Environmental and Ecological Engineering program, said Purdue University has kicked off the fundraiser to help his seven-person team examine the use of cured-in-place-pipe repair.
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