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Berger freeformMethod assesses instructor performance in ‘Freeform Classroom’

Engineering education researchers have developed a method to assess the effectiveness of instructors who are using an innovative teaching approach that could play a role in boosting the number and quality of engineering graduates.

Purdue researchers looking to improve net-zero housing

Low-income families typically dedicate three times as much of their household income to energy costs than the average family. Purdue University political science professor Leigh Raymond is leading a team that is researching a way to make energy-efficient housing and transportation more affordable for these families.

Satellite technology could help agricultural producers more accurately measure subsurface moisture

Agricultural producers could, in the future, make use of better forecasts to more efficiently irrigate their fields using a Purdue-developed technology that could more accurately sense soil moisture below the surface through measuring the reflections of communication satellite signals.

Neuron coverTourette Syndrome risk increases in people with genetic copy variations

An international team that just conducted the largest study of Tourette Syndrome has identified genetic abnormalities that are the first definitive risk genes for the disorder.

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.

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