October 23, 2019

Turn yourself into an augmented reality Ghost

How can we get humans and robots to most efficiently collaborate? Karthik Ramani's C Design Lab has developed a system where humans perform an action, which can then be duplicated by an augmented reality "ghost."
October 22, 2019

Best poster at InterPACK

Taylor Allred, a Ph.D. student under research associate professor Justin Weibel, has won the Nasser Grayeli Best Student Poster Award at InterPACK, the International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, in Anaheim, CA.
October 21, 2019

Best controls paper at ASME conference

Trevor Bird, a Ph.D. student under assistant professor Neera Jain, has won the Best Paper Award from the ASME Energy Systems Technical Committee at the Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.
October 17, 2019

Bioinspired origami wins award

Andres Arrieta has won the 2019 Best Paper Award from ASME's Aerospace Division, Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems Technical Committee, awarded in September in Louisville, KY. The paper describes how Arrieta and colleagues from ETH Zurich duplicated the bi-stable folding wing shape of an earwig.
October 16, 2019

Amy Ross designs new moonwalk spacesuits for NASA

Amy Ross (BSME '94, MSME '96) has worked for NASA since she was a co-op student at Purdue. She designed the gloves used by every spacewalking astronaut in the last 20 years. Now, NASA has unveiled her new design for the suits that will protect the first woman on the moon, as part of the Artemis program. Learn more about Amy's history, including her spacewalking father, astronaut Jerry Ross.
October 15, 2019

Introducing the Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center

Ray Ewry, an 1897 Mechanical Engineering graduate, overcame polio, and became the first Big Ten athlete to ever win an Olympic gold medal. He set a world record by high-jumping 1.65m (5' 5") from a standing start! We're honoring his accomplishments by creating the Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center, a collaboration with Purdue Athletics and the International Olympic Committee.
October 10, 2019

One day, a plane could give you flying lessons!

Autonomous machines are collaborating with humans in unprecedented ways, and Neera Jain and Tahira Reid just received a $5.5 million grant to study how it's all going to work:
October 8, 2019

Music + Engineering: David Lewis takes the unconventional route

Some people take the unconventional route to a Purdue degree. For mechanical engineering student David Lewis, this includes playing with Purdue Bands and Orchestras. And a five semester co-op with GE. And a private pilot's license. And a Study Abroad in Colombia. And an internship in Mexico.
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