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Purdue, State of Indiana receive multimillion grant to help Hoosier students prepare for college success

A multimillion dollar federal grant awarded to Purdue University and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) will help more Indiana students stay on track from middle school to postsecondary education. The statewide effort aims to strengthen academic preparation, college readiness and career guidance with a special focus on students in Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program.


Prezzi bridgeUse of ‘large open-ended pipe piles’ could lead to lower-cost bridge construction

Civil engineers at Purdue University are leading a project with the Indiana Department of Transportation to learn how to use a type of bridge pile often seen in offshore applications, research that could help reduce the cost of bridge building or replacement of aging spans.


The Washington Center honors Purdue with prestigious Civic Engagement Award

Purdue University was among five colleges and universities chosen this year from a hundred nominations to share in the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by The Washington Center. Recipients were chosen based upon their leadership and innovation in civic engagement.


Emerging markets expert to keynote manufacturing conference

Antoine van Agtmael, who coined the term “emerging markets,” will speak September 30 at the fall conference of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises. The conference, titled 'Building Smart, Lean Ecosystems,' will be held at the Purdue Memorial Union and is free and open to the public.


Purdue specialist: Back-to-back storms test state's disaster response

State relief agencies were calling for more volunteers and financial contributions to help victims of back-to-back storms that triggered flooding and tornadoes across a wide swath of north-central Indiana over the past 10 days, damaging homes, commercial buildings and crops and leaving at least a dozen people injured.


Disaster specialist: After flooding, let materials dry before starting house repairs

As floodwaters started to recede in some areas of St. Joseph’s County and elsewhere in northern Indiana, a Purdue University disaster education specialist cautioned residents returning to their homes about another potential threat to their health and property - mold.


Check trees now for Asian longhorned beetle

Indiana residents are being urged to spend a few minutes checking trees in their yards and neighborhoods for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), an invasive and potentially highly destructive pest.


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