July 14, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.

Daniels, Purdue work toward full student voter participation

President Mitch Daniels announced Friday (July 10) that he and more than 160 college presidents and chancellors are committing to full student voter registration and participation through the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue welcomes new fall students coming early for summer programs

More than 1,000 new Boilermakers have launched their collegiate careers this week by participating in Purdue’s Summer Start and Early Start programs, which allow students to arrive early, take summer classes for credit and become adjusted to life on campus.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Google fixes smartwatch security problem discovered by Purdue researchers

After uncovering a serious vulnerability in Google’s Wear OS smartwatches, Saurabh Bagchi, a Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team worked with the Google Security Team to resolve the issue.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Not just a reflex: Swallowing is complicated, but this researcher is making it easier

Georgia Malandraki, associate professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences at Purdue, is uncovering the relationship between the brain and swallowing to develop treatments for children and adults who have difficulty swallowing.

Media Contact: Abbey Nickel, nickela@purdue.edu


Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

Professor Qianlai Zhuang and graduate student Mingyang Guo of Purdue’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences have found that the amount of methane being released by Arctic lakes is increasing and by the end of the century may rise to as much as 60% of the methane released due to melting in the region.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu


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