Spotlights

June 29, 2015
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
June 29, 2015
Chittayong (Jao) and Caitlin Surakitbanharn, students of Dr. Steven J. Landry, have been awarded 1st Place in the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs for their innovative design for Airport Management and Planning. The program is sponsored by the National Academies through the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
June 24, 2015
Purdue University has been awarded $6.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy for research aimed at producing superior strains of sorghum suitable for growing as a biofuel.
June 23, 2015
More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.
June 19, 2015
EPICS, the Engineering Projects in Community Service program that is being emulated in colleges and high schools around the world, is featured in an online article at Mediaplanet’s Education and Career News site.
June 16, 2015
The "smasher" peacock mantis shrimp is able to repeatedly pummel the shells of prey using a bizarre hammer-like appendage that, new research shows, can withstand rapid-fire blows by neutralizing certain frequencies of "shear waves."
June 15, 2015
Purdue University will create an Engineering Education Skunkworks as part of a national effort to transform how undergraduate engineering is taught in U.S. universities.
May 28, 2015
Purdue is one of five universities tapped for projects aimed at increasing diversity and fostering an inclusive culture for underrepresented minorities and women in mechanical engineering.
May 19, 2015
High school students from economically disadvantaged families with interests in chemistry might be eligible for an internship program this summer at Purdue University.
May 15, 2015
On Friday (May 15) the Purdue Board of Trustees approved naming the Innovation Design Center – a student projects facility scheduled to open in 2017 – for Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., in recognition of the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation’s leadership gift toward the $18.5 million building.
May 12, 2015
Three new studies suggest that when communities are hit with disasters that contaminate drinking water the official decision-making and response often lack scientific basis.
May 7, 2015
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on April 17 approved naming the future Active Learning Center for two College of Engineering alumni brothers to honor their long-term commitment and generous support of Purdue University Libraries.
May 1, 2015
We are very grateful to our extraordinary alums and friends from around the world who gave so generously during our Purdue Day of Giving.
April 28, 2015
Engineering is again participating in the University's Bravo Awards program, which recognizes the extraordinary achievements of College of Engineering faculty and staff. The deadline for this round of nominations is May 21.
April 27, 2015
Two key labs in Seng-Liang Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering celebrated grand openings Friday, April 24. The Grainger Energy Conversion and Microgrid Laboratory, and The Grainer Power Magnetics Fabrication Laboratory are located on the first floor of Wang Hall. A $1 million grant from the privately held Grainger Foundation helped fund the laboratories where faculty and students will not only design, but also fabricate electrical machinery — a unique combination for a university.
April 21, 2015
Agriculture and biological engineering professor D. Marshall Porterfield will headline the next Science on Tap with a talk focusing on the technology and engineering needed to launch the space missions that will retrieve asteroids and explore Mars.
April 21, 2015
Three Purdue University undergraduate students will present their research to members of congress and federal funding agencies as part of the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual Posters on the Hill event Wednesday and Thursday (April 22-23) in Washington, D.C.
April 21, 2015
The inaugural class of U.S. military officers in the Purdue Military Research Initiative is helping the university advance its research efforts and launching future leaders in the STEM fields.
April 10, 2015
A partnership program in which the final two years of a Purdue University bachelor's degree in engineering may be offered on Vincennes University campuses was announced Friday (April 10) by Purdue and Vincennes. The program is a partnership among Vincennes, Purdue's College of Engineering at West Lafayette and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
April 10, 2015
Purdue's Board of Trustees on Friday (April 10) approved a contract for a new supercomputer project that will keep the university on the cutting edge of research computing power.
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