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Purdue names new dean for Polytechnic Institute

January 14, 2022

Daniel Castro-Lacouture, a professor and administrator at Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the new dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, effective June 1.

Purdue names new dean for Polytechnic Institute

Meet The Colombian Hunting For Parasites To Fight Crop Parasites

December 26, 2021

Colombian biologist Paula Andrea Gomez-Zapata is searching for an ecofriendly alternative to chemicals to protect crops like coffee from devastating fungal infections: other fungi that infect those parasites.

Meet The Colombian Hunting For Parasites To Fight Crop Parasites

Flexible materials and 3D printing – the next generation of additive manufacturing

December 2, 2021

David Gonzalez Rodriguez, post-doctoral researcher with the School of Engineering Technology in Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, aims to address that challenge by studying the creation of 3D-printed flexible structures that can function as soft actuators.

Flexible materials and 3D printing – the next generation of additive manufacturing

Underground weather forecast: 0% chance of stink

January 27, 2021

A utility company in Indianapolis turned to a research team in Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute to help its underground sewage storage system pass the smell test. Century-old underground sewer systems that carry both rainwater and sewage to treatment plants can reach capacity with as little as a quarter inch of rain, causing what’s known as combined sewage overflow (CSO) to discharge into waterways without being treated. To mitigate this health and environmental risk, Citizens Energy Group is building the DigIndy Tunnel System, a 28-mile network of 18-foot diameter storage tunnels 250 feet below Indianapolis. The system is designed to nearly eliminate CSO during heavy storms.

Underground weather forecast: 0% chance of stink

Real-life success story parallels that of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ character

December 17, 2020

In a life that in some ways resembles that of the main character in the hit Netflix series "Queen's Gambit," Purdue University alumna Nadya Ortiz went from a less-than-privileged childhood to become a chess woman grandmaster, and then on to a successful career as a computer scientist.

Real-life success story parallels that of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ character

Honoring Juan Rafael Cárdenas

November 27, 2020

Dr. Juan Rafael Cárdenas Gutiérrez leaves a rich legacy of integrity and enduring contributions as a businessman, entrepreneur, engineer, civic leader, and a pioneer in education, including co-founding universities in Colombia and as an early adopter of the Colombia Purdue Partnership (CPP).

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Colombian students' web series confronts possible future without coffee

July 27, 2020

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Six students from the Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia and their advisors have partnered with Purdue University researchers to raise awareness of the various threats facing Colombian coffee farmers – from climate change to poverty and the disinterest of young people toward remaining in rural areas.

Colombian students' web series confronts possible future without coffee

Food for Thought: Contaminants in Groundnuts (Peanuts)

June 1, 2020

The groundnut, or peanut, has been a culturally significant crop for hundreds of years. Raw or roasted, shelled or unshelled, peanuts are used for consumption among the world’s population. Groundnuts are widely grown throughout the tropics and subtropics, being important to both small and large commercial producers. In Senegal, groundnuts play a significant role as one of the main agricultural food sources and cash crops. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) recently funded a research collaboration between Purdue University and the Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA). The project aims to identify the extent of microbial and fungal contaminants in groundnuts that are produced and consumed by Senegalese households. These contaminants, namely aflatoxins and bacterial pathogens, are associated with health issues ranging from food poisoning to liver cancer. Because groundnuts are a main food source, understanding the extent of contamination as well as cost-effective interventions to control these hazards is critical to the Senegalese population. The research conducted through this collaboration will help to improve the safety and quality of groundnuts produced by farmers in Senegal.

Food for Thought: Contaminants in Groundnuts (Peanuts)

IE Team Places Third in International Hackathon

May 15, 2020

A Purdue Industrial Engineering team placed third in a recent LASER PULSE/CGDV/Colombia data visualization hackathon. LASER PULSE (Long-term Assistance and Services for Research; and Partners for University-Led Solutions Engine) and the Center for Global Data Visualization (CGDV) collaborated with the QED Group, Data Elevates, Tableau, and the USAID Mission in Colombia, to hold an online Data Visualization Hackathon February 13 - March 6, 2020. This event brought together teams of participants from Colombia and Indiana to demonstrate the power of open data for benefiting public knowledge and policy. Teams assessed, analyzed and visualized data and presented to an audience to communicate a recommendation, story, or new idea through data visualization. The results will allow better decision-making and more varied solutions to problems that span a wide range of global development challenges, such as the Venezuelan Migration Issue facing Colombia.

IE Team Places Third in International Hackathon

Posgrado en el exterior: Cómo lograr una aplicación exitosa

March 18, 2020

En el taller Guía práctica hacia un postgrado en el exterior organizado por la docente Nuri Merchán y apoyado por el Área de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad El Bosque, contó con profesores de la Universidad de Purdue. Helena Ávila-Arias, Adam Wasserman y Juan Diego Velásquez contaron desde su experiencia sobre los documentos, estrategias y pasos que se deben tener en cuenta a la hora de aplicar a un programa de posgrado fuera del país.

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