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Teacher application deadline extended for 2017 Duke Energy Academy at Purdue
February 7, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The registration deadline has been extended to Feb. 19 for teachers interested in applying to the sixth annual Duke Energy Academy at Purdue, a program that inspires high school students and teachers to STEM career, learning and teaching opportunities in the growing field of energy.

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Semiconductor eyed for next-generation power electronics
January 12, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  Researchers have demonstrated the high-performance potential of an experimental transistor made of a semiconductor called beta gallium oxide, which could bring new ultra-efficient switches for applications such as the power grid, military ships and aircraft.

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Project focusing on heavy-duty trucks is part of national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption
January 12, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is leading part of a national effort to reduce vehicle fuel consumption by 20 percent through automated systems that interconnect cars and trucks and the transportation infrastructure using sensors and online cloud technology.

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Spring 2017 Internship Opportunity
January 9, 2017

PCGFS is now taking applications for Spring 2017 Internships. Deadline is January 20.

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Call for Applications: 2017 Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security
December 15, 2016

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its sixth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 4  Saturday, June 17, 2017 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges.

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High school students, teachers can register for 2017 Duke Energy Academy at Purdue
December 8, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Registration for the sixth annual Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is now open to high school juniors and seniors and secondary teachers. The 2017 program runs June 18-24 on the Purdue University campus

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We must improve our defense technology on a constant and daily basis
December 2, 2016

Since the inception of the digital age, the United States has been the unchallenged global leader in computing technology, but with little public attention, our advantage has been eclipsed.

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Purdue-affiliated startup developing solar-powered crop-drying device to prevent post-harvest
December 1, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  A Purdue-affiliated startup is developing an affordable, solar-powered crop-drying device. The technology could provide smallholders and small to medium agro-processors in developing countries, and small organic farms in the United States, a way to reduce post-harvest losses and add value to their crops using renewable energy.

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Purdue University Nuclear Reactor, PUR-1, Receives License Renewal Through 2036
November 11, 2016

Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering recently received notification of renewal of its operating license for the Purdue University Reactor Number One, or PUR-1. The Facility Operating License, issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, enables the reactor to operate for teaching, research, and public outreach through November 2036.

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Solar physicists unlock easier way to observe peculiar particles t
November 11, 2016

In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory told him he should read a controversial article about radioactive decay. Although the subject was outside Sturrock's field, it inspired a thought so intriguing that the next day he phoned the author of the study, Purdue University physicist Ephraim Fischbach, to suggest a collaboration.

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