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Jared ThomasRookie wins Purdue Grand Prix, reigning champ wrecks out

To win a race, one must finish the race. That was the story of the Purdue Grand Prix on Saturday (April 21). The No. 2 Motorsports Club at IUPUI No. 2 kart driven by rookie Jared Thomas took the win after keeping his nose clean all race.

Purdue announces partnership with Jefferson Awards Foundation

The Purdue University Office of Engagement announced a partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation to honor and inspire individuals making a difference in the local community.

Second week of April set aside to recognize student employees

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) and Student Employment Services in Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid, along with universities across the country, encourage both campus and community employers to recognize their student employees’ during National Student Employment Week, April 9-15, a week set aside annually to acknowledge the importance of the student work experience.

Purdue students get hands-on experience as exercise professionals while earning their degree

Students enrolled in Purdue’s health and kinesiology program are getting a head start on their careers by designing and implementing fitness programs for fellow Boilermakers and others in the West Lafayette area.

Tourism expert: Students should power down phones, explore the world around them during spring break

Students at colleges across the country are planning study-abroad trips worldwide as spring break approaches. Those opportunities to experience new countries and learn in different settings offer much more than scholarship and extra credit, says a Purdue University tourism expert.

Meyer rocketPurdue Space Program to compete with groundbreaking liquid-fueled rocket

With SpaceX launches capturing the world’s imagination, the 21st century has become a golden age of rocketry, and it’s never been easier to build a rocket that launches to incredible heights. But a student team called Purdue Space Program has taken this ambition to the next level. The team has built a rocket fueled by liquid methane – something very few universities have ever attempted – and in May, will launch it as part of a $100,000 competition.

Band exhibitPurdue student startup joined national business pitch competition Student Startup Madness

A Purdue University student startup that provides musical backtracks for practice was accepted to compete in Student Startup Madness, a national digital media business pitch competition.

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