The Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Feb. 13 selected William Oakes, of the College of Engineering, as one of only two recipients of the 2019 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Grant Award.
A transformational gift to Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAE) was made by alumnus Ernest Gambaro and his wife Monica to endow and name the school’s graduate program. The name — Gambaro Graduate Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics — was approved by Purdue’s Board of Trustees on Dec. 7, 2018.
What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker — and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.
Steven Collicott, professor in AAE, was chosen as the Patti Grace Smith STEM Award Winner by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation in its inaugural Commercial Space Leadership Awards for his “leadership as an educator committed to scientific excellence and the expansion of knowledge for the next generation of commercial space pioneers.”
Purdue alumna Viveca Fairbanks-Henderson has been taking Giant Leaps. Henderson graduated from Purdue in Electrical Engineering and has been leaving Footprints ever since. As the senior director for energy optimization at Kellogg and former president of the Purdue Black Alumni Organization, Henderson discusses how attending Purdue led to her Giant Leaps.
A comforting innovation for those suffering from a lower-body injury is moving to the market all because one Purdue student wanted to alleviate his mother’s discomfort as she recovered from a leg injury.