Spotlights

July 8, 2014
Three international conferences this month at Purdue University will focus on innovative concepts for air conditioning, refrigeration and high-performance buildings. More than 700 people are expected to attend the 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, the 22nd International Compressor Engineering Conference and the third International High Performance Buildings Conference from July 14-17.
June 18, 2014
Purdue University's M-STEM3 program has launched a website to help elementary and secondary school teachers get grants to purchase curricula that harnesses the excitement of auto racing and advanced manufacturing to teach science, technology, engineering and math.
June 18, 2014
A group of Purdue University engineering and technology students won kudos in a competition to convert an ordinary sedan into an ultra-efficient hybrid-electric vehicle.
June 18, 2014
Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.
June 17, 2014
The "EcoMakers," a team of students from the College of Engineering and other Purdue colleges, took 4th place in the three-year EcoCAR 2 competition behind first-place finisher Ohio State University, and University of Washington and Penn State, which came in second and third, respectively. The competition challenged 15 North American universities to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.
June 10, 2014
Adaptive tools, laboratory redesigns and research internship program suggestions for students with disabilities are just some of the resources available in a new booklet to encourage greater inclusion of college students with disabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematic fields.
June 9, 2014
Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach to more effectively teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally.
June 4, 2014
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids and young adults make nearly 250,000 emergency room visits each year as a result of brain injuries from sports and recreation. The White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, held May 29, featured a panel discussion by experts and new financial commitments by the federal government and private sector to fund research into concussions.
June 4, 2014
Purdue researchers in the College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine received almost $150,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to develop their work.
June 3, 2014
The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating “soft” robotics, wearable electronics, and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching.
May 29, 2014
Five years of probing the brains of teenage football players reveals a disturbing truth—more than half of those who never sustain a concussion suffer lingering cognitive disability because of repeated subconcussive blows to the head.
May 22, 2014
Purdue's Board of Trustees on Friday (May 16) approved moving forward on several College of Engineering projects.
May 15, 2014
Researchers have created a prototype system that uses a mathematical model to predict—and a portable inkjet technology to produce—precise medication dosages tailored for specific patients, an advance in personalized medicine that could improve drug effectiveness and reduce adverse reactions.
May 14, 2014
Engineering is participating in the University's new Bravo Awards program. The Engineering Bravo Awards will recognize extraordinary achievements of College of Engineering faculty and staff. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year; the deadline for the first round of nominations is May 27.
May 12, 2014
Researchers have taken a step toward practical applications for "hyperbolic metamaterials," ultra-thin crystalline films that could bring optical advances including powerful microscopes, quantum computers and high-performance solar cells.
May 12, 2014
Fifteen Indiana companies have launched technology-adoption projects with IN-MaC - the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center - since last summer.
May 7, 2014
A Purdue University student team has won a national contest for designing a "Biowall" of living plants integrated into a building's heating and ventilation system.
May 2, 2014
Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, would like to thank all alums, students, faculty, staff and friends who participated in Wednesday's (4/30) first Purdue Day of Giving. The Engineering family came together and raised $2.6 million to support College scholarships and programs.
May 1, 2014
Because of the large number of engineering graduates this May, there will be two commencement ceremonies for engineering students on Sunday, May 18, according to the following schedule:
May 2, 2014
Purdue University students completing a mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate 53 inventions, from a pedal-powered battery charger for people in developing countries, to an imaging system for turbine-engine testing and a "bleacher sweeper" to clean stadium seating.
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