April 24, 2017

Thomas Siegmund named president of Society of Engineering Science

Thomas Siegmund, professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been elected president of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) for the 2017 term. Siegmund is the first Purdue faculty member to hold the position since A.C. Eringen founded the organization in 1963, and held its first meeting on Purdue's campus.
April 19, 2017

Purdue developing biodegradable orthopedic implants

Purdue researchers are developing a nontoxic, biodegradable orthopedic implant, which can support healing bones, and then be safely absorbed by the body. The team includes Eric Nauman, professor of mechanical engineering.
April 17, 2017

Toy Design Class Teaches Engineers to Think Like Kids

Mechanical engineering seniors at Purdue are learning how to design, test, and prototype new toys, for children of all ages. Taught by Karthik Ramani, the Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Toy Design class culminates in a Toy Fair, where the students present their new toys to the public.
April 13, 2017

From Spain to Purdue: David Gonzalez Cuadrado

Coming from Leon, Spain, David Gonzalez Cuadrado is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, researching turbines with associate professor Guillermo Paniagua. David tells us his experiences of studying in the United States, and why he chose Purdue.
April 3, 2017

Purdue ASME wins regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

And the winners of this year's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest national finals: Purdue ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)! Their machine portrayed a dinner date disaster, with the final task (applying a Band-Aid) performed by a rolling pin.
March 31, 2017

Katie Clayton wins poster show and business plan competition

Katie Clayton, Ph.D. candidate under Steven Wereley, just won 1st place at the International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology poster competition. She also is part of PathVis, a biomedical startup that won 2nd place and $15,000 at Purdue's Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, and is now headed to the largest graduate-level startup competition, the Rice Business Plan Competition in Texas. Good luck Katie!
March 29, 2017

Could this be the future of crutches?

Developed by Purdue ME students as part of their senior design project, the Clutch Crutch allows injured people to walk comfortably, while still being able to use both arms to open doors, hold books, etc. Patented by the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, the students are hoping to license the technology and bring the product to market.
March 27, 2017

Purdue and FIRST Robotics: Controlled Chaos!

FIRST Robotics came to West Lafayette, Indiana nearly two decades ago. They have since forged a partnership with Purdue University, as engineering students mentor high school students in designing, building, and testing competitive robots. The students volunteer their time, and also get class credit. Mentor Steve Florence says that FIRST is "one of the best job development programs in education. If an employer sees you have FIRST experience on your resume, they know you have great skills in teamwork and open-ended problem solving."
March 24, 2017

Carl Wassgren wins undergraduate teaching award

Carl Wassgren, professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy. Wassgren is one of just 5 faculty on campus to receive this recognition.
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