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May 18, 2017

FirePUP: Firefighting Vehicle for Africa

A team of Purdue engineers has created the FirePUP, a three-wheeled vehicle designed to serve as a firefighting engine in Africa. In addition to pumping 200 gallons of water, the FirePUP can travel over all terrains, a necessity for areas in Africa that have few paved roads.
May 17, 2017

Harris to be honored as an ASEE Fellow

Dr. Michael T. Harris will be recognized June 28 in Columbus, Ohio, as a Fellow Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Admission into the society is highly select and “one of unusual professional distinction,” according to the ASEE website.
May 11, 2017

Research solves centuries-old riddle of Prince Rupert's drops

Small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails have been a source of fascination and mystery since they were discovered in the 17th century.
May 11, 2017

Computer scientist chosen for Purdue's 2017 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award

Mikhail Atallah, distinguished professor of computer science and a professor of electrical and computer engineering (courtesy), has been chosen as the 2017 Arden L. Bement Jr. Award recipient. One of Purdue University's top three research honors, the Bement Award is the most prestigious award the university bestows in pure and applied science and engineering.
May 11, 2017

Chemist selected for Purdue's 2017 Herbert Newby McCoy Award

Jean A. Chmielewski, the Alice Watson Kramer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and professor of biomedical engineering, has been chosen as the 2017 Herbert Newby McCoy Award recipient. One of Purdue University's top three research honors, the McCoy Award is the most prestigious award the university bestows in the natural sciences.
May 9, 2017

Brain-imaging system uses 'multi-pupil' prism arrays

A specialized type of adaptive-optics technology that has been demonstrated by taking high-resolution time-lapse images of functioning brain cells might be used to better understand how the brain works.
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