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May 23, 2022

Purdue wins virtual maritime robotics competition

Designing robots to perform autonomous tasks is difficult enough. But operating those robots in a body of water only multiplies those challenges. A team of Purdue students has won 1st place in Virtual RobotX (VRX), an international maritime robot competition.
May 17, 2022

Abhinav Ramkumar wins national defense fellowship

The US Department of Defense has awarded its prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowships. One of their 2022 recipients is Purdue ME PhD student Abhinav Ramkumar.
May 11, 2022

Unfinished: The Mystery of the 130-Year-Old Diploma

The 1892 calfskin was in amazing condition. A die-cut gold seal adorned the left side, and precisely-drawn calligraphy augmented the crisp printed blackletter text. It was so robust, you could have mistaken it for a modern diploma accidentally shoved into a cardboard box on moving day. But there was one problem: it was unfinished.
May 5, 2022

18 lessons learned from growing an award-winning student organization: Marcus Lannie

Senior Marcus Lannie spearheaded the growth of Purdue's chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) from 10 to 300 members while President. Before he graduated, Marcus shared the 18 personal lessons he learned from his leadership experience with ASME, to help other students and professionals to maximize their own opportunities.
April 30, 2022

Winning senior design project makes graphene manufacturing easier

A team of Purdue mechanical engineering students have devised a cheaper, cleaner, and easier way to transfer the nano-material graphene onto a chosen substrate, which has potential to revolutionize how heat is handled in smartphones and computers. The team won the Malott Innovation Awards, given to the best senior design project of the year.
April 25, 2022

Purdue ME Student Award winners

The School of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce the outstanding sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students of 2022.
April 22, 2022

Beth Hess: Teaching From Experience

Beth Hess has been there, done that. That's why she feels so strongly about the importance of connecting course concepts with real-world applications. She was recently was named a 2022 winner of Purdue's Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers.
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