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May 2016

Daniels announces tuitionPurdue plans fifth straight year without tuition increase

President Mitch Daniels announced in April that Purdue plans to hold tuition flat on the West Lafayette campus for a fifth consecutive year, which would extend Purdue's tuition freeze through the 2017-18 academic year. With the additional year of flat tuition, three graduating classes (2016, 2017 and 2018) will have gone through Purdue without ever experiencing a tuition increase.  More ...

Purdue Day of Giving shatters its own record, raising $18.3 million in 24-hour higher ed campaign

Purdue's third annual Day of Giving lived up to its "Bigger and Better" theme, raising a record $18.3 million from 12,872 donations in 24 hours -- and claiming, for the second year running, the record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign. More ...

Purdue projects another record-breaking class

Purdue expects its entering class of 2016 to be the largest since 2008 and anticipates a class that again breaks records for its diversity and academic profile. The projections, coming on the heels of another year of record applications, are based on the number of admitted students who paid their admissions deposit by the May 2 commitment date. More ...

First head of school for Polytechnic High School named

Scott Bess, currently president and chief operating officer of Goodwill Education Initiatives in Indianapolis, will become the first head of school for Purdue Polytechnic High School, which is to open in August 2017 in downtown Indianapolis. More ...

Rolls-Royce, Purdue combine strengths to create $33 million strategic partnership for jet engine design

Rolls-Royce and Purdue will combine resources to form a $33 million jet-engine research and development program to create next-generation aircraft propulsion systems. More ...

U.S. Defense Security Service awardU.S. Defense Security
Service recognizes
Purdue with award

Purdue has been selected to receive the 2015 Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence, one of three recipients out of more than 13,000 eligible contractor facilities. The award is given to those defense contractors that best demonstrate the ability to stop foreign theft of U.S. defense technology. More ...

Purdue, CME Group to take monthly 'barometer' of confidence in agricultural economy

Purdue's Center for Commercial Agriculture and the derivatives marketplace CME Group are partnering to produce the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. agricultural economy. The introduction of this new economic indicator underscores the importance of the agricultural economy and its participants -- food producers and agribusinesses -- to the overall U.S. and global economies. More ...

Purdue experts head to D.C. to speak on farm commodity prices, STEM education

Jason Henderson, director of Purdue Extension, on April 28 testified before the U.S House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Nutrition on the effects of lower farm commodity prices, and Carla Johnson, associate dean for research, engagement and global partnerships, on April 21 represented the College of Education for a STEM event hosted at the White House.

Professors win early career, achievement awards

Allen Garner, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, has received a 2016 NPSS Early Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, and Michael Sangid, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, has received the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society's Early Career Faculty Fellow Award.

Ziro robotics kit is 'success story' for Purdue, National Science Foundation

Research at Purdue funded through a National Science Foundation grant has led to development of a new kind of toy-building kit that allows children to create robots and control them remotely like a puppeteer. The new kit, called Ziro, was developed in research led by Karthik Ramani, the Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering. More ...

Smart sensorPurdue 'smart' sensor predicts failures, improves safety for mechanical, medical technologies

A Purdue technology that can help predict failures to the integrity of a tire, hose or other mechanical and medical equipment could help increase automotive safety, improve patient care and reduce liability costs. More ...

Professor to establish Station Q Purdue, become part of elite Microsoft team

Professor Michael Manfra has been selected to lead Station Q Purdue, part of an elite team assembled by Microsoft's Station Q to pursue a path to quantum computing. Manfra's team has received multimillion-dollar funding for this fundamental research. More ...

Purdue research may expand engineered T-cell cancer treatment

Purdue researchers may have figured out a way to call off a cancer cell assassin that sometimes goes rogue and assign it a larger tumor-specific "hit list." More ...

Researchers cook up new battery anodes with wild mushrooms

Carbon fibers derived from a sustainable source, a type of wild mushroom, and modified with nanoparticles have been shown to outperform conventional graphite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

James B. DworkinPurdue trustees honor North Central Chancellor James B. Dworkin

James B. Dworkin, a longtime member of the Purdue community and chancellor of the North Central campus for more than 16 years, was honored April 8 by the University's Board of Trustees. Trustees surprised Dworkin with a resolution of appreciation and by authorizing the naming of the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the North Central campus. More ...

2 teams of PNW Calumet engineering students excel at NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Two teams of Purdue University Northwest Calumet Campus engineering students claimed three first places against a field of national and international competitors at the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge on April 8-9. More ...

Purdue Northwest introduces new website

Purdue University Northwest has launched a new web domain — pnw.edu — which combines and replaces the domains of Purdue University Calumet (purduecal.edu) and Purdue University North Central (pnc.edu). More ...

Purdue in the News

Washington Post: At Purdue, student aid based on future earnings could revolutionize college debt

Phys.org: Model aids efforts to reduce cost of carbon nanostructures for industry, research

The Economic Times: Why large landslides flow like fluid decoded

Tech Times: New technique that measures subtle postural sways may help detect neuromuscular disorders

Inside INdiana Business: Students invent soybean soap to replace harmful microbeads

Times of Northwest Indiana: Purdue Steel Consortium to generate ideas, keep mills competitive

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