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New agreements build on Purdue, NSWC Crane strategic partnership

Saving lives through improved communications and defense of U.S. Navy fleets and eliminating dangerous counterfeit laptops and other electronics are the goal of two new cooperative agreements between Purdue University researchers and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane).


Pol kion batteriesResearch collaboration brings new concepts for potassium-ion batteries

Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.


Paris turbineRolls-Royce, Purdue, state of Indiana announce new initiative to develop next-generation jet engine components

Rolls-Royce, Purdue University and the state of Indiana on Monday (June 19) announced a new $24 million jointly-funded program during the International Paris Air Show that further strengthens the state’s leadership position in the aerospace industry.


Turpin sculpturePurdue professor retires after a fascinating bug-filled career

After 45 years as a Purdue University entomology professor, Tom Turpin will retire July 1, leaving a colorful legacy of cricket-spitting, cockroach races, and ladybug-themed tuxedos. He helped establish Bug Bowl, the world’s largest insect-themed festival, and regularly brought along exotic and interesting creatures to share with his audience during his frequent guest lectures at local schools and community events - where he often appeared in bug-bedecked formal attire.


NewU board OKs tuition rates for Indiana residents, Purdue employees

In its inaugural regular meeting, the Board of Trustees for Purdue’s new affiliated institution, currently referred to as NewU, approved plans to offer a dramatic tuition discount for Indiana resident students and free tuition for Purdue employees.


Purdue, IU trustees finalize Fort Wayne realignment agreements

The Purdue University Board of Trustees and Indiana University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 16) approved agreements to implement the realignment of the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus, as outlined by the plan approved by both boards in December.


2017 Air Race Nicoletta-ChloeTwo Purdue teams to compete in the annual Air Race Classic

Two teams from Purdue University will compete in the 41st annual Air Race Classic women’s cross-country competition for the first time in more than a decade.


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