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biomass sample$2.3 million DoE grant to advance ethanol fuel research

Imagine trying to quickly turn a damp piece of plywood into a liquid and squeezing it through several small openings. That’s essentially the challenge facing biorefineries trying to turn corn waste and related materials into ethanol fuel.

solar cornLocal sunshine meets local needs with global impact; key is cogenerating electricity alongside farming

A team of engineers, agronomists and economists at Purdue University’s Center for Sustainable Food, Energy and Water Systems (SFEWS), supported by the National Science Foundation, are developing novel photovoltaic (PV) module designs for use on agricultural land to cogenerate electricity while growing food crops.

Satel eventOpioid addiction, vaping, politically correct medicine a few of the topics Dr. Sally Satel will discuss at Purdue

The numbers of people falling ill and dying from opioids is tragic, but where does the blame fall – the failure of grief counseling or breakdowns in public policy? Are public policy solutions healing or harming as the nation copes? And, what did we learn from opioids that we can apply to vaping?

Kadlubowski awardPurdue student selected as Astronaut Scholar

A Purdue University student with a dual major in chemistry and chemical engineering has been selected a 2019 Astronaut Scholar.

Brian Lamb School’s online master’s program accepting APR for credit

Purdue’s Brian Lamb School of Communication has received approval to accept the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) for six hours of credit toward their online Master of Science in Communication degree.

Glenn SparksExpert: Halloween films can be horrifying long after final credits roll

Films about a disenfranchised villain, a crazed clown and a sequel to the classic horror movie, “The Shining,” are rounding out Hollywood’s lineup of scary movies leading up to Halloween. Viewers of these films, particularly 6- to 10-year-olds, could experience fright long after the final credits – a phenomenon known by communication scholars as “lingering fears.”

Student group donates defibrillator to Purdue welcome center

A Purdue student group called Play for Jake will donate an automated external defibrillator and wall cabinet to the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center on Friday (Oct. 18).

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