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October 23, 2018

Summer undergraduate research in Colombia

Purdue ME senior Reshma Sudhesh spent her summer in Bogota, Colombia, doing research at Universidad de los Andes. Her adventures included flying drones at high altitude, and a broken wrist while mountain biking!
October 19, 2018

Mitch Daniels drives hot laps in Purdue's student-built electric race cars

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels took the driver's seat of two student-designed electric race cars, at a demonstration Thursday at the Purdue Grand Prix Track. He drove 10 laps in a battery-powered go kart, and 10 laps in a mini-Formula electric race car, powered by a 300-volt battery.
October 12, 2018

Julia Badger: Designing the Future of Space Robots

Not many people can claim that they programmed the first humanoid robot in space. Julia Badger (BSME '03) saw her hard work pay off with Robonaut, a sleek feat of humanoid technology that flew on the International Space Station. Today, as the Project Manager for the Robotics and Intelligence for Human Spacecraft Team at NASA's Johnson Space Center, she is designing the next generation of autonomous robots that will help humans explore the solar system.
October 11, 2018

Factory of the Future

What does the Factory of the Future look like? Does it include autonomous robots? Drones? Virtual reality? Professor Karthik Ramani is joining forces with manufacturers to build virtual factories using augmented reality -- so they can test new labor-saving technologies in the virtual world, before installing them in the real world.
October 10, 2018

Space industry has thousands of Purdue grads

Space exploration isn't just about astronauts (though we have those too!) Purdue grads are flight directors, spacesuit engineers, CEOs, and more! Check out all the Purdue grads that make the space industry work.
September 24, 2018

David DeWitt: Pioneer of Heat Transfer

Professor David DeWitt (1934-2005) came to Purdue University as a graduate student in the early 1960s. He became a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue, teaching for more than 25 years. He is best known for co-authoring (with colleague Frank Incropera) Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, the definitive undergraduate textbook on the subject, now in its 8th edition and utilized worldwide. This weekend, his family returned to campus to pay tribute to Prof. DeWitt, establishing the Professor David P. DeWitt Heat Transfer Research Endowment.
September 13, 2018

Rahul Mittal named a GM Technical Fellow

Dr. Rahul Mittal (MSME '93, Ph.D. '96) has been named a GM Technical Fellow for Diesel Aftertreatment Hardware. The Technical Fellow designation recognizes employees who have a high level of functional expertise critical to the business and have achieved global recognition for their knowledge, publications, patents, and awards.
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