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March 27, 2015
A study at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has found that new Pre-Check procedures may shave more than 11 minutes off a passenger's security screening.
March 26, 2015
Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) is sharing in a 2015 Google Rise Award partnership grant.
March 26, 2015
Beth Holloway
The Women in Engineering Program (WIEP), directed by Beth Holloway, has received a 2015 Google Rise Award. The $85,000 partnership award was granted to Science Buddies; WIEP; and girlSPARC (Girls Science Plus Arithmetic Club); to support their collaboration.
March 24, 2015
Purdue University has joined a group of 122 U.S. universities to educate a new generation of engineers with specialties aimed at tackling some of the most pressing issues facing society.
March 23, 2015
Layered nanocomposites containing tiny structures mixed into a polymer matrix are gaining commercial use, but their complex nature can hide defects that affect performance.
March 23, 2015
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste.
March 23, 2015
Beth Holloway
Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program and assistant dean of undergraduate education for the College of Engineering, has been selected to receive the William Elgin Wickenden Award of the American Society for Engineering Education.
March 23, 2015
The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi recently announced that Arvind Varma, the R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2015 Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. He will be honored at the 2015 Sigma Xi banquet at the John Purdue Room on April 8.
March 20, 2015
Officials at a software startup company based on a Purdue University innovation have conducted a study that concludes preinstalled apps on smartphone devices do not use more energy than apps installed by the user, dispelling a common myth.
March 19, 2015
Progress in developing nanophotonic devices capable of withstanding high temperatures and harsh conditions for applications including data storage, sensing, health care and energy will depend on the research community and industry adopting new "plasmonic ceramic" materials, according to a commentary this week in the journal Science.
March 19, 2015
Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).
March 12, 2015
Distinguished professor Mark Lundstrom will headline the next Science on Tap with a talk on semiconductor technology, the critical role Purdue University played in its early development and what's ahead.
March 12, 2015
Purdue University will host 200 of Indiana's brightest "mathletes" at the state MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday (March 14). The first part of the event lasts from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the South Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union. The final faceoff Countdown Round, which is open to the public, will begin at 1:45 p.m. in the Class of 1950 building, Room 224, in which the top students from the morning will compete. The state competition concludes with a 2:30 p.m. awards ceremony.
March 10, 2015
The College of Engineering moved up in the rankings to #6, tied with Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan. ABE has now been ranked #1 for the seventh consecutive year.
March 10, 2015
A new process for coating copper nanowires with graphene - an ultrathin layer of carbon – lowers resistance and heating, suggesting potential applications in computer chips and flexible displays.
March 5, 2015
Researchers have used an advanced model to simulate in unprecedented detail the workings of "resistance-switching cells" that might replace conventional memory for electronics applications, with the potential to bring faster and higher capacity computer memory while consuming less energy.
March 5, 2015
Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will give the keynote address Wednesday during the 101st annual Purdue Road School on March 11.
March 4, 2015
Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy.
February 27, 2015
Purdue University students are joining U.S. Military Academy cadets and Purdue ROTC personnel in a first-of-a-kind staff ride to Gettysburg National Military Park.
February 26, 2015
Ten exceptional College of Engineering alumni/ae received 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni/Alumnae Awards (DEA) at a luncheon on Feb. 20. The college annually recognizes a new class of DEA recipients who have made their expertise felt in a wide range of disciplines and around the world.
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