*This image was pulled from a video shot and produced by students working in Bechtel Innovation Design Center--the video features a novel remote machine process to support students and others affected by COVID.

COVID-19 presents profound medical, technological, social and economic challenges for humanity. Purdue Engineering’s Rising to the Challenge initiative stimulates engineering thought leadership, scholarship, innovation, education and action to address critical issues related to societal resilience in the face of shocks such as pandemics and other disasters and crises, both natural and human-made. As part of a great 21st century land grant institution, Purdue Engineering is rising to these challenges by addressing urgent needs and engineering longer-term solutions for a more robust and resilient future. More Engineering Community Letters.

Engineering Rising to the Challenge responds to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s Call to Action on COVID-19, announced on April 7, 2020.

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