Spotlights

March 19, 2015
Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday (March 17).
March 12, 2015
Distinguished professor Mark Lundstrom will headline the next Science on Tap with a talk on semiconductor technology, the critical role Purdue University played in its early development and what's ahead.
March 12, 2015
Purdue University will host 200 of Indiana's brightest "mathletes" at the state MATHCOUNTS competition on Saturday (March 14). The first part of the event lasts from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the South Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union. The final faceoff Countdown Round, which is open to the public, will begin at 1:45 p.m. in the Class of 1950 building, Room 224, in which the top students from the morning will compete. The state competition concludes with a 2:30 p.m. awards ceremony.
March 10, 2015
The College of Engineering moved up in the rankings to #6, tied with Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan. ABE has now been ranked #1 for the seventh consecutive year.
March 10, 2015
A new process for coating copper nanowires with graphene - an ultrathin layer of carbon – lowers resistance and heating, suggesting potential applications in computer chips and flexible displays.
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.
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