VACCINE Intern Wins Poster Award
August 18, 2011
Yang Yang, a senior electrical engineering student at Purdue, received one of six awards for best poster presentation for a summer research project in the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF).
Yang’s poster was titled “New Visual Analytic Features for the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Operations” and showed how visual analytics can be used to display locations and frequencies of Coast Guard search and rescue missions along the Great Lakes. Yang did an 11-week paid research internship in VACCINE and was one of 140 students in SURF, which brings students from universities around the country in technical and scientific disciplines to conduct summer research at Purdue. Yang was part of the Visual Analytic Summer Program (VASP), sponsored by VACCINE, and worked with VACCINE graduate students and faculty throughout the summer.
Yang started out as an accounting major and changed to engineering, and this is her first research experience. She plans to go on to graduate school when she finishes her degree in the spring of 2012 and will pursue computer architecture. She hopes to be employed by a micro-controller or embedded system company initially but may return to obtain her PhD and go on to teach or pursue academic research.
April 10, 2015
Atlas Energy Systems LLC, a Purdue University startup, is one of five finalists in the student track of the 2015 Clean Energy Challenge, a nationally recognized accelerator program for clean energy innovation, run by Chicago-based nonprofit Clean Energy Trust and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.Read Full Story
March 26, 2015
Discovery Park Student Poster Session and Reception. Highlighting undergraduates in DP-affiliated interdisciplinary internships. Organizer: Discovery Learning Research Center. 4:30-6 p.m. Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Atrium (first floor). Remarks at 5:30 p.m. by Stephen Beaudoin, interim associate vice provost for academic affairs and professor of chemical engineering. Free but RSVP required by April 2; URL: www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/learningcenter/studentevent.phpRead Full Story
March 23, 2015
Researchers have shown how to convert waste packing peanuts into high-performance carbon electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that outperform conventional graphite electrodes, representing an environmentally friendly approach to reuse the waste.Read Full Story