STEM Leadership

By leveraging our historic strengths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Purdue is answering the national call to prepare a greater number of highly capable graduates in these disciplines. Scroll down to learn more.

The number of female Computer Science majors at Purdue has grown 260 percent since 2012.

Computer science = gainful employment

Purdue students are breaking enrollment records in computer science (CS). In the past five years, the number of Purdue undergraduates majoring in computer science has more than doubled. A surging demand for computer scientists nationwide and a nearly 100 percent career-placement rate for Purdue CS graduates are big reasons why. 

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Two grad students + one 3-D printer = new rocket engines

A big idea for little satellites

Even the Jetsons didn’t have a rocket-engine printer. But these guys do.

Two enterprising Purdue grad students, using sound advice from the Purdue Foundry, have founded a startup using a 3-D printer to print rocket engines. The duo is Deepak Atyam, who got his Purdue master’s in aerospace engineering, and Alexander Finch, who will get the same degree this May.

They used their 3-D printer technology to co-found Tri-D Dynamics LLC, which can print a rocket engine in as little as two days. The engines, which require only two people to produce, are now poised to propel small satellites into orbit for a fraction of what current rocket engines cost. 

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