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April 2017

Purdue to hold tuition flat through 2018-19

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced March 20 that the University will hold tuition at 2012 levels through the 2018-19 academic year, ensuring that four graduating classes will have gone through Purdue without ever experiencing a tuition increase and marking the sixth straight year of flat tuition after 36 years of increases. More ...

Purdue Technology Center Aerospace dedicationRolls-Royce, Purdue aerospace takes flight with new jet engine facility

Rolls-Royce has officially moved into the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace, a 55,000-square-foot facility in West Lafayette, where the company will conduct research and development for jet engine components. The new research facility also will further assist Rolls-Royce in collaborating with Purdue researchers through corporate partnerships and recruiting future talent of Purdue student interns and graduates. More ...

Purdue expands income share agreement program to include more students, summer session

Purdue Research Foundation will expand its Back a Boiler -- ISA Fund program to include all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors and will offer the program to eligible students enrolled in the 2017 academic summer session. This year, PRF distributed just over $2 million to about 160 juniors and seniors in 79 majors through Back a Boiler. More ...

Purdue, Vemo Education partner to help colleges, universities pioneer college funding alternative

Purdue Research Foundation and Vemo Education announced March 9 a joint initiative to help colleges and universities design and implement income share agreements that provide students with an alternative to traditional private and Parent Plus loans. More ...

Purdue Polytechnic High School receives $1.25 million grant

Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis received a $1.25 million grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, which will help lay the foundation for the school's opening and future success. Purdue Polytechnic will welcome its first incoming class for the 2017-18 school year. More ...

Researchers receive $1.1 million to develop STEM project for underrepresented students in Indianapolis

The National Science Foundation has awarded Purdue professor Levon Esters and his research team a $1.1 million, two-year grant to help underrepresented students learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As part of the project, students of William Penn Elementary School, which is in the Indianapolis Public Schools District, will work on solving three real-world problems in their community. More ...

DuPont Pioneer provides access to proprietary phenotyping technology, sponsors endowed chair

Purdue has been granted access to DuPont Pioneer's proprietary phenotyping and ear photometry technology as part of an innovative research collaboration. To further enable the advancement of students pursuing agriculture-related majors and support plant sciences research, DuPont also will sponsor the Henry Wallace Chair in Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture. More ...

W. Andy TaoBreakthrough discovery may make blood test feasible for detecting cancer

Doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient's cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures, according to Purdue research. W. Andy Tao, a professor of biochemistry and member of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, and colleagues identified a series of proteins in blood plasma that, when elevated, signify that the patient has cancer. More ...

Specialized compound could lead to chronic pain relief without the use of opioids

Purdue researchers have discovered a compound that could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need for patients to rely on opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999. More ...

Research suggests diagnostic approach for veterans suffering hearing impairment and related brain injury from mild blast trauma

New research findings suggest mild blast trauma suffered by military personnel affects portions of the auditory system that have not been extensively studied after injuries occur, and this impairment might be diagnosed using well-established testing methods. More ...

Human antibody for Zika virus promising for treatment, prevention

Researchers have determined the structure of a human antibody bound to the Zika virus, revealing details about how the antibody interferes with the infection mechanism – findings that could aid in development of antiviral medications. The new findings also suggest the antibody might be especially effective because a lower concentration than expected is needed to inhibit a key mechanism of infection, making it more potent than previous antibodies studied. More ...

Lia StanciuNovel technology could provide a faster, inexpensive way to detect, monitor dengue, Zika virus

Purdue researchers are developing an integrated biosensing platform aimed at detecting and monitoring mosquito-borne diseases faster and cheaper than current methods, to aid in preventing virus outbreaks and their devastating effects. More ...

Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship coming to Purdue

On April 15, Purdue will host 48 pilots from schools across the nation during the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. The Purdue Drone Club will compete against teams from universities including UC Berkeley, Embry-Riddle Aeroautical University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Tennessee Tech, the University of Alabama and the University of North Dakota. More ...

Brian Edelman named president of Purdue Research Foundation

Brian Edelman has been appointed the new president of the Purdue Research Foundation. Edelman joined PRF in 2015 as the foundation's chief financial officer and treasurer and was promoted to chief operating officer a year later. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

Purdue Northwest celebrates one-year Founders Day anniversary

Purdue University Northwest on March 6 celebrated the one-year anniversary of its founding (March 4, 2016) in recognition of when the Higher Learning Commission officially approved the establishment of Purdue University Northwest via the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central. More ...

PNW receives grant to support training for digital manufacturing technologists

Purdue University Northwest has received an $881,425 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide training for digital manufacturing technologists. In support of its Project MANEUVER (Manufacturing Education Using Virtual Environment Resources), PNW's College of Technology will use the grant to develop an affordable, virtual reality framework in response to the demand for well-trained, digital manufacturing technologists. More ...

Two IPFW seniors win Fulbright Scholarships

Two graduating seniors from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne have received Fulbright Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Nathaniel Brophy, majoring in political science, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Romania. Cody Fuelling, an honors student graduating with degrees in history and political science, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Luxembourg. More ...

Purdue in the News

NBC News: Three-year degree programs cut college costs

Futurity: Mussels inspire glue that sticks despite water

Popular Mechanics: Mars may have had rings, and they may come back

Phys.org: Study reveals listeria bacteria can hide inside tissue of romaine lettuce

Science Magazine: It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas

WXIN: Purdue professor hopes space pants can help patients with a painful leg disease

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