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.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center draws 600+ students innovators in 3 months

Innovation EcosySTEM

Purdue is continually upping its innovation game. The latest brick-and-mortar evidence of the University's commitment to high-impact research is Purdue's Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC).

Purdue students from every major can join in teams at BIDC to take on big problems, conceptualize solutions and create them.

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Purdue swimmers learn about sports technology and entrepreneurship

Purdue hosts first-ever intercollegiate drone races

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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