August 25, 2023

56-year-old graduate student competes in Purdue Grand Prix

56-year-old Ramin Ansari had a long and successful career before deciding to enroll for a Ph.D. at Purdue University. He was surprised to learn that graduate students are eligible to participate in the Purdue Grand Prix, the prestigious annual go-kart race. So he assembled a team from Herrick Labs to make it happen.
August 23, 2023

From Ph.D. to Podcaster: Brandon Harrison-Smith

Brandon Harrison-Smith has worn a lot of hats in his academic career. Joining Purdue as a postdoc in mechanical engineering, he discovered a new role: host of the B-Xcellent podcast, showcasing the success of Black academics and sharing advice for Black students on their journey.
August 18, 2023

ME Building Renovation brings changes

The ME Building has been serving Purdue students since 1929. But the time has come to modernize and transform the building for the 21st century. From now until Summer 2025, the ME Building will be undergoing a huge renovation, which means relocating people, classes, and activities.

August 9, 2023

Purdue's Motorsports Engineering program is fueling the industry's future

There’s only one institution in the country providing an undergraduate motorsports engineering program that’s recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology... in the “Racing Capital of the World,” no less. Located less than a 15-minute drive from where the Indianapolis 500 captures international attention every year, Purdue University in Indianapolis is helping launch racing careers and creating unparalleled opportunities for students.
August 8, 2023

From heavy metal to nuclear energy: John Bernardin

John Bernardin (MSME '93, Ph.D. '96) may have looked like a headbanger in his Purdue yearbook photo, but today he's a rock star of a different kind: a 26-year veteran research engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory, who helped to build instruments for two different Mars rovers.
August 3, 2023

Jimmy Kenyon takes the reins of NASA's Glenn Research Center

When you watch a space launch, what you might not see is the thousands of people who work behind-the-scenes, sometimes for years, to make that mission a success. NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is just such a place – where thousands of workers develop the power, propulsion, and communications technologies that enable the newest cutting-edge aircraft and spacecraft to succeed. Purdue alum James “Jimmy” Kenyon (MSE ’98) was recently appointed Director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and discusses how being a Boilermaker has helped him support some of the best researchers in the world.
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