Spotlights

July 14, 2015
New research is revealing details about how the exoskeleton of a certain type of deep-sea shrimp allows the animal to survive scalding hot waters in hydrothermal vents thousands of feet under water.
July 14, 2015
A new "smart capsule" under development could deliver medications directly to the large intestines to target certain medical conditions.
July 9, 2015
A key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection would be lost without directions provided by vitamin A, according to a recent study.
July 9, 2015
Leah Jamieson, Purdue University's John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, will travel to the White House on Thursday (July 9) for a roundtable discussion on ways to increase the involvement of women and girls, as well as other underrepresented groups, in STEM fields of study.
June 30, 2015
A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.
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.
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