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October 16, 2017

Laurine Apolloni uses engineering skills at the vineyard

It's harvest time at Apolloni Vineyards, in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Learn how Laurine Apolloni (BSME '90) uses her engineering skills to organize which grapes to pick and when, what chemicals to add, what machinery to use, and which wines are best to serve with which meal.
September 28, 2017

Ford Motor Company teams up with Purdue

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Purdue University on a research alliance to set the course for the future of the automotive industry. Purdue specializes in composite manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, and the psychology of ride-sharing.
September 22, 2017

Zucrow Labs completes new expansions

The largest academic propulsion lab in the world just got better, with the addition of five brand new high-pressure combustion test cells, connected to a state-of-the-art laser lab. The expansion also includes new control rooms and offices.
September 21, 2017

AutoCPR brings automated CPR to cardiac arrest patients

Outside of hospitals, 90% of cardiac arrest patients around the world die -- many times because CPR can't be performed long enough for help to arrive. Solution: AutoCPR, a machine with easily-sourced materials that can perform the life-saving procedure for hours. This senior project from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (which includes Purdue ME grad student Michael Dziekan) won the 2017 Engineering World Health Design Competition.
September 19, 2017

Experiment Brings Pool Boiling into the Classroom

Heat transfer isn't the easiest concept to teach -- many of the dynamics can't be shown in a classroom setting. That's the goal of this new apparatus, designed by Issam Mudawar (Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering). With a live camera projected in a classroom, students can physically see the concepts of pool boiling, nucleate boiling, critical heat flux, and the Leidenfrost effect.
September 13, 2017

Purdue ME is #6 in the country

Top ten yet again! Purdue ME is the #6 mechanical engineering undergraduate program in the country, according to the latest rankings from US News and World Report.
September 6, 2017

Purdue Orbital building a Rockoon: rocket launched from a balloon

Purdue Orbital is building a Rockoon: a rocket launched from a balloon! By lifting the rocket launch platform above the atmosphere, they can overcome 98% of air resistance, and use the rocket's power more efficiently. They hope to be the first University to send an object into Earth orbit!
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