Spotlights

December 18, 2013
Purdue University will offer students in sixth through eighth grades a free after-school engineering program next semester.
December 18, 2013
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Researchers at Purdue University have successfully tested the conversion of large particles of pinewood char in a gasification process, a step necessary for the mass production of synthetic liquid fuel from recalcitrant biomass.
December 17, 2013
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Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube.
December 17, 2013
Researchers are developing computers capable of "approximate computing" to perform calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, potentially doubling efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
December 16, 2013
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Researchers working to advance imaging useful to medicine and security are capitalizing on the same phenomenon behind the lingering "ghost" image that appeared on old television screens.
December 10, 2013
Researchers at Purdue University have developed a system that makes it easier to collect, share, explore and re-use data related to the impacts of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.
December 3, 2013
A Purdue University engineer and private pilot said Amazon's plan to deliver packages with drones is feasible, but several challenges must be met to prevent midair collisions with small aircraft and accidents near the ground.
December 2, 2013
Purdue University students completing a mechanical engineering senior design course will demonstrate 17 inventions, from a robotic fish to a water-cooled workout vest, a new type of Braille printer to a surfboard that performs with less drag than conventional boards.
November 25, 2013
One of the hot topics on social media this holiday season is finding gifts that can help children, especially girls, develop science- and engineering-related skills.
November 15, 2013
hologram
Researchers have created tiny holograms using a "metasurface" capable of the ultra-efficient control of light, representing a potential new technology for advanced sensors, high-resolution displays and information processing.
November 12, 2013
Dedication
Two years in the making, the expansion to the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, a hub of interdisciplinary, industry-oriented research was dedicated on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
November 8, 2013
Team Photo
Five staff members and a seven-member team will be recognized for their excellent service to the College of Engineering on Nov. 15.
November 7, 2013
Preeminent Teams
Four winning research teams have forged the College of Engineering's priority for faculty hiring during the coming year.
November 4, 2013
The annual Interdisciplinary Engineering Colloquium at Purdue University on Nov. 14 will focus on the teachers and researchers who were trailblazers in engineering education.
October 30, 2013
Govindaraju
Rao Govindaraju, Bowen Engineering Head of Civil Engineering and the Christopher B. Burke Professor of Civil Engineering, and one of his former Ph.D. students have been recognized with the STAHY (Statistics in Hydrology) Best Paper Award for 2013.
October 29, 2013
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Researchers have discovered that a known neurotoxin may cause chronic pain in people who suffer from paralysis, and a drug that has been shown to remove the toxin might be used to treat the pain.
October 23, 2013
X-20
At a ceremony Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in the Kurz Atrium of Armstrong Hall, representatives of Boeing Corp. joined Leah Jamieson, the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, in unveiling a replica of the X-20 Dyna-Soar space vehicle — a forerunner to the space shuttle.
October 21, 2013
Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin, the astronaut who accompanied the late Neil Armstrong to the moon, visited campus on Oct. 16, 2013, and spoke about his vision for the exploration of Mars.
October 21, 2013
Researchers at Purdue University are developing a method to mass-produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries, with an eye toward manufacturing in the Midwest.
October 17, 2013
Purdue University has been awarded a Transformation grant from the National Science Foundation's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.
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