May 31, 2023

The family business: Barry Turner's journey in entrepreneurship

For Barry Turner (BSME '82), launching new companies is all in the family! Starting in his father's basement in 1988, Barry and his family have built Turner's Machining Specialties, Inc. into a major manufacturing supplier trusted by dozens of companies around the world.
May 29, 2023

Purdue alums help Penske win the Indy 500

Matt Kuebel (BSME '22) is a design engineer for Team Penske, who just won the Indy 500 with Josef Newgarden. Matt talks about how his experience at Purdue, particularly with the Baja SAE team, gave him the persistence, grit, and determination to succeed at the highest level of motorsports.
May 26, 2023

Behind the scenes with Juncos Hollinger Racing

Not every internship showcases your work at 200 miles per hour on national television! For Purdue mechanical engineering student Zachary Nelson, an internship with IndyCar team Juncos Hollinger Racing is making his motorsports dreams come true.
May 16, 2023

Putting eyes on Orion: Nat Keammerer helps NASA send back pictures from the Moon

When NASA’s Orion capsule reached the Moon’s orbit in November 2022, it sent back incredible images of the lunar surface. For Nat Keammerer (BSME ’94), this was more than just a neat postcard from space. It was the culmination of 10 years of work from his team at NASA, who are responsible for the communications, computers, and camera systems of the Orion capsule.
May 15, 2023

From micro to macro: cooling data centers from the inside out

In the U.S., data centers account for approximately 2% of total electricity consumption; a large percentage of that is for cooling high-performance microchips. Purdue University researchers have received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop cooling systems for these microchips, making data centers more efficient and saving energy that will help mitigate climate change.
May 11, 2023

The GRIT List

In Purdue ME, "GRIT" stands for: Global, Research, Industry, and Teams. Students who participate in all 4 of these during their Purdue career have "True GRIT!" Here are the students who made our first ever GRIT List.
May 8, 2023

Greater control and speed for semiconductor manufacture

A Purdue team led by Thomas Beechem have developed a patent-pending tool to make the manufacture of ultrathin semiconductors more consistent, controllable and repeatable than traditional methods. It uses a dry-transfer process to move graphene and other ultrathin, 2D materials from the growth substrate where they are synthesized to a device substrate.
May 5, 2023

Eyes on the checkered flag

From Chip Ganassi to Rahal Letterman Lanigan, IndyCar teams open their doors to Boilermakers every year. Purdue ME students Zach MacNab and Jennifer Short talk about their summers on the racetrack.
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