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September 2015

Purdue creating new option to help students pay for college

Purdue Research Foundation in August began a formal solicitation process to find a partner firm to establish and manage income share agreement (ISA) funds, a proposed new way to help Purdue students pay for higher education. Coverage of Purdue's efforts to keep a Purdue degree within reach of all qualified students appeared in many media outlets, including CNBC, Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report. More ...

Education Secretary Duncan to speak at Purdue as part of Presidential Lecture Series

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will speak on Sept. 16 at Purdue as part of the Fall 2015 Presidential Lecture Series. The secretary's visit is part of his sixth annual "Back-to-School Bus Tour: Ready for Success," which will "celebrate how states and local communities are working to increase access and opportunity from early learning through college." More ...

Purdue Foundry hits second-year mark in helping startups, entrepreneur

Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub located in Purdue's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, has helped 67 startups and more than 150 entrepreneurs since its creation two years ago. More ...

Purdue, IUPUI, state of Indiana on team for flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing initiative

Researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are partnering with global industry leaders in the Midwest and the state of Indiana as part of a $171 million federal initiative to advance research and manufacturing in the field of flexible hybrid electronics. More ...

Purdue diversity initiative promotes faculty innovation

A new Purdue initiative, led by the Office of the Provost, will leverage faculty-driven innovation to improve minority recruitment and retention. Known as the Diversity Transformation Award, the program will challenge faculty to conceive — and implement — projects that advance campus diversity. More ...

Purdue selects national laboratory and industry veteran to lead Discovery Park

Tomás Díaz de la Rubia, an energy and resources industry executive at Deloitte Consulting LLP who also spent a decade as a top scientist and administrator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been selected as chief scientist and executive director of Discovery Park, Purdue's complex for major interdisciplinary research activities. More ...

Sandia Labs to advance Purdue ties with campus presence

Sandia National Laboratories is beginning efforts to establish a permanent presence at Purdue to spearhead a strategic alliance signed by the two institutions in April. Bill Hart, a Sandia manager, is planning to have office space in Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. More ...

Lab research mimics blast-induced brain trauma in soldiers

Purdue researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans, and findings suggest a new diagnostic tool for early detection and a potential treatment. More ...

Research: Existing crop models can forecast yield in uncertain climate conditions

A study led by Indiana State Climatologist Dev Niyogi of Purdue has determined that existing crop models can reliably forecast corn yields during times of climate variability. Knowing what kind of yield to expect even in uncertain growing conditions should help climatologists, farmers, agricultural planners and public policymakers more effectively manage the global food supply. More ...

Purdue Research Park to build $12 million expansion for startup overflow

A $12 million, 60,000-square-foot expansion of the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center in the Purdue Research Park will provide needed space for startups and established companies. The Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette has been filled to near capacity for three years. More ...

Student Success

Purdue's best summer for study abroad

Purdue saw an increase in student participation in study abroad programs this summer, thanks to more funding available through Purdue Moves. This summer, 1,132 undergraduate students studied abroad compared with 987 students in summer of 2014 and 748 students in 2013. Purdue Moves awarded 1,010 scholarships this summer. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Steel consortium eager to grow and contribute to improved competitiveness

After a year of organizing and planning, the national Steel Manufacturing Simulation & Visualization Consortium, based in Northwest Indiana, is ready to move forward to help American steel producers compete more favorably worldwide. Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is part of the team driving the consortium. More ...

Wireless Center at IPFW sparks technological innovation

The Wireless Technology Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is developing technology that has led to the creation of the first university startup company in Fort Wayne. More ...

Purdue in the News

PBS: Growing the Next Generation

Bloomberg News: Purdue generates more patents than Harvard, Duke

CBS News: With $15 hourly wages, what happens to fast-food prices?

Futurity: High school football: Teen brains don’t heal during offseason

Scientific Computing World: Read capability improved by 900 percent at Purdue University

Phys.org: Surgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telemonitoring' system

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