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2019 events keep rolling for Purdue 150th celebration

After a dazzling opening to Purdue’s 150th celebration and charge to address the world’s greatest challenges, the sesquicentennial momentum continues in 2019 with a lineup of world-renowned experts, innovators and change makers.


Purdue room and board rates to remain flat at WL, PNW, PFW campuses

Purdue students on all three of the university’s physical campuses will see no increase in room and board rates for the 2019-20 academic year.


Organic plasticHigh-temperature electronics? That’s hot

From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. By blending two organic materials together, researchers at Purdue University could create electronics that withstand extreme heat.


Savie batteryYin and yang: Opposites in nature, fluoride and lithium, compete for higher-energy batteries

The chemical element that makes up most of today's batteries, lithium, may soon be challenged by its polar opposite on the periodic table: fluoride. Yes, the same stuff in toothpaste.


Flint recycledFlint, Michigan, lead crisis should have buried the city in water bottles. So, why didn't it?

One hundred thousand residents of Flint, Michigan, could use water only from bottles or filters during a years-long lead contamination crisis, which started when the city switched to a new drinking water source in 2014.


Riyi ShiWorld War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.


Chiang TaiwanPurdue Online, Taiwanese university pact helps fill crucial need for engineers on global scale

How serious is the need for more engineers around the world in the coming years?


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