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January 9, 2017

Sophomore Design Students Showcase Their Prototypes

As classes begin this semester, let's look at Purdue's sophomore-level design class, ME263. Students put their design and prototyping skills into practice immediately: inventing a new product, doing market research, building a prototype, and pitching the product in person. What will sophomores come up with this year?
January 4, 2017

Purdue's Continuous Tableting Line

For students pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical industry, it can be difficult to put theories and computer models into practice. At Purdue, they can actually operate a Continuous Tableting Line: a full downstream production plant creating up to 1600 pills a minute.
January 3, 2017

Slow Mo Guys visit Purdue

Internet video stars The Slow Mo Guys visited Purdue recently to film segments for their YouTube channel. One of the videos filmed at Zucrow Laboratories involved destroying a computer with a combustion tube, which shoots out flames at more than 4,000 miles an hour.
December 19, 2016

George Chiu named editor-in-chief

George Chiu, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as the Editor-in-Chief for the publication IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, starting in January 2017.
December 15, 2016

Charles Bowman receives Gilman Scholarship to study in Shanghai

Purdue junior Charles Bowman, a mechanical engineering major in the College of Engineering, is headed to China as a 2017 Gilman Scholar. He is among 850 undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected this term to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This spring, he will study at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai.
December 14, 2016

Biomedical device wins fan favorite at innovation contest

Katie Clayton, PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering, has won 2nd place and "Fan Favorite" award in the Schurz Innovation Challenge. Her team's invention, Viratect, uses a smartphone device to detect pathogens in blood samples.
December 7, 2016

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion and Purdue

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion has been an industry leader in combustion and emissions control for more than 80 years. With Purdue's focus on combustion, it's clear why they look to hire mechanical engineers from Purdue.
December 1, 2016

Ukari Figgs: Basketball Champion and Mechanical Engineer

Ukari Figgs is a legend at Purdue University, as the MVP of the 1999 National Champion Women's Basketball team. But she's just as proud of her work as a Mechanical Engineer, which she showcases every day at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Kentucky.
November 28, 2016

Dan Suciu: Living Legacy for Purdue and GE

Spiridon (Dan) Suciu (BSME '44, MSME '49, Ph.D. '51) grew up in Flint, Michigan during the Depression. He decided to enroll in Purdue while serving in the Navy during WWII. After continuing with his Master's and Doctorate, he began work for GE, where he served in their Gas Turbine Division, Energy Technology, and Neutron Devices. He retired in 1987, after seeing 5 children through Purdue -- all of them engineers. His son Jim also followed his father's footsteps at GE, and is now President of Global Sales and Marketing for GE Power. Jim won Purdue's Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award in 2013, and his father was given the same honor in 2016, allowing the whole Suciu family to gather for a celebration of Dan's accomplishments at GE and Purdue.
November 17, 2016

Spacewalker: Jerry Ross

In his 17-year career as an astronaut, Jerry Ross holds the unique distinctions of making seven trips into space, and conducting nine spacewalks. He is also a Mechanical Engineer, getting his bachelors and masters at Purdue. Even as a child in Crown Point, Indiana, he knew that he was going to attend Purdue, become an engineer, and work for the space program.
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