Spotlights

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 24, 2015
Purdue University has formed an industry research consortium as part of a national center to create temperature-control technologies for dynamic energy systems on aerospace vehicles.
February 13, 2015
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and NASA official William Gerstenmaier will discuss human space exploration on Feb. 23 during a public conversation. The conversation on "Pathways to Space Exploration" will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. It will be free and open to the public.
February 12, 2015
Purdue University's Women in Engineering Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design (I2D2) program will hold a free open house for elementary and middle school students Feb. 28.
February 11, 2015
Four university teams will compete in the Purdue Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 21. The regional competition, presented by the Purdue Engineering Student Council, will be held in the Purdue Armory. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the contest will begin at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
February 10, 2015
A new, relatively simple process makes it possible to create biocompatible particles called shape-controllable microgels that could be custom-designed for specific roles such as drug delivery vehicles, tissue engineering building blocks and biomedical research.
February 9, 2015
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis.
February 2, 2015
Craig Goergen, a Purdue University assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says a new American Heart Association campaign that urges people to call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack can be a life-saver.
January 28, 2015
Engineering Week, the annual celebration of Purdue's engineering heritage, will move from February to April this year.
January 21, 2015
The West Lafayette campus observed the first anniversary of engineering student Andrew Boldt’s death with a moment of silence at noon. The observance was initiated by Purdue Student Government.
January 20, 2015
Research probing the complex science behind the formation of "dendrites" that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.
January 16, 2015
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
January 12, 2015
Purdue University is part of a deep and diverse team selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a $259 million initiative to develop the next generation of energy-efficient vehicles and wind energy and compressed-gas storage technologies.
January 9, 2015
The College of Engineering's online graduate engineering programs have advanced two spots in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Online Programs, rising from No. 6 in 2014 to 4th in the 2015 listing released Jan. 7. The programs, led by Dale Harris, executive director of the Division of Engineering Professional Education, have been listed in the magazine’s top 10 for the past three years.
December 17, 2014
A new report recommends that states require standardized testing to safeguard against environmental contamination caused by a widely used method for rehabilitating aging drainage culverts.
December 17, 2014
A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.
December 16, 2014
USAC – the United States Auto Club – has announced it will partner with Purdue University to produce the International Collegiate evGrandPrix.
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