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September 22, 2015
Li Yi (Physics PhD ’14) was confirmed by the Chorafas Foundation to receive the 2015 D.N. Chorafas Foundation Prize. Yi’s PhD dissertation, “Study of Quark Gluon Plasma by Particle Correlations in Heavy Ion Collisions,” which was supervised by Fuqiang Wang, professor of physics, focused on experimental high-energy nuclear physics.
September 25, 2015
NASA administrator Charles Bolden on Friday (Sept. 25) will help kick off the Purdue Systems Collaboratory aimed at integrating multidisciplinary teaching and research stressing the "convergence of knowledge" in problem solving.
September 21, 2015
Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering will hold a celebration and open house for its "reimagined" home in Grissom Hall on Oct. 9.
September 18, 2015
Quality control facilities in the food industry and the federal government can use new technology developed by a team of Purdue University researchers to speed up the process of detecting pathogens like salmonella in fruits, vegetables, meat and other food.
September 16, 2015
A project in Purdue’s Department of Engineering Education that could open the field to a greater cross-section of students has received a multi-million-dollar funding grant.
September 17, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden announced that Purdue University has received an advanced U.S. Department of Energy research award to improve concentrating solar power (CSP) technology. Funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative, a research team from Purdue aims to test the material limitations of critical components often found in large-scale solar power plants.
September 14, 2015
Aerospace engineering students at Purdue University are teaming with local second-graders to find out if fireflies can light up in space.
September 11, 2015
The schools of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering each moved up in the latest undergraduate program rankings from U.S. News & World Report released Wednesday, Sept. 9.
September 10, 2015
The first large-scale study of smartphones in everyday use by consumers has revealed that apps drain 28.9 percent of battery power while the screen is off. To address the problem, researchers have created a software tool that reduces the energy drain by about 16 percent.
September 10, 2015
Wabash River
A new study reveals a pressing need to better understand water use in America's rivers, with implications for drought-stricken regions of the country. Findings from the study showed that virtually all of the water entering the Wabash River in Indiana during summer months is withdrawn and then returned to the waterway.
September 18, 2015
Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering will kick off its open house Sept. 18 with a keynote talk by retired faculty member Milton Harr, a World War II veteran who saw action at Normandy and Iwo Jima and whose career included work to stabilize the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
September 3, 2015
Purdue University is partnering with the Indiana State Museum to support the Rad Science: Skatepark Physics exhibit to encourage more Indiana youths to enjoy learning about science.
August 31, 2015
Manufacturers and engineering firms in the advanced composites sector can now use new software developed at Purdue University to reduce the design cycle of materials and structures, and analyze models too complex for existing methods.
August 31, 2015
Purdue University researchers in the College of Agriculture and College of Engineering received almost $135,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to develop their work for commercialization.
August 28, 2015
Researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) are partnering with global industry leaders in the Midwest and the state of Indiana as part of a $171 million federal initiative to advance research and manufacturing in the field of flexible hybrid electronics.
August 28, 2015
Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment.
August 27, 2015
Purdue Lunabotics, a student organization focused on the advancement of robotics for space exploration, recently placed second in the on-site mining category at the 2015 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
August 26, 2015
A print advertisement for Engineering Professional Education (EPE) has received a 2015 Silver Award for a Single Ad from UPCEA, the University Professional & Continuing Education Association.
August 26, 2015
Mark S. Geyer (BSAAE '82, MSAAE '83) has been named deputy director of the Johnson Space Center (JSC), effective in mid-September.
August 24, 2015
Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists located thousands of miles away.
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