December 9, 2019

Photo, video gallery looks back at Purdue research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Ready to look back on 2019? Here is a photo and video gallery capturing Purdue research highlights during the university’s 150th anniversary this past year.

These 30 research profiles capture just a few of the world’s challenges that Purdue scientists are trying to solve. How will astronauts manage nourishment and medication to survive long ventures in space? Humans and computers interact daily, so why do jokes fall flat for Alexa and Siri? Can service dogs help veterans with PTSD live healthier lives?

Purdue’s sesquicentennial anniversary was centered on the theme, “Giant Leaps,” highlighting Purdue’s history of giant leaps and the leaps the university is taking to address these challenges. Since fall 2018, Purdue has highlighted a few scientists who focus on the Giant Leaps themes: Space - Earth, Exploration and Economics; Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Automation - Balancing Humanity and Technology; Health, Longevity and Quality of Life; and Sustainable World - Innovate Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.

The 150th anniversary celebration began during Homecoming 2018 and concluded with an astronaut reunion on Oct. 12 during Homecoming 2019. 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

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