July 16, 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.

Polytechnic High School students to enjoy a taste of university life

Thirty-one members of Purdue Polytechnic High School’s first graduating class will enter their senior year already prepared to further their education at the university level after arriving at Purdue on Sunday (July 12) for a monthlong experience.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


Purdue offering on-demand commencement for summer grads

More than 1,400 students will hear their names called during Purdue’s summer on-demand commencement, which will be posted online for graduates and their families to access starting Aug. 3.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


How will climate change affect energy use in cities?

Roshanak “Roshi” Nateghi, a Purdue professor of industrial engineering, and her students are developing predictive models to estimate the impact climate change could have on electricity and water use.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Child-resistant pill container designed for grandparents, arthritis patients

A Purdue innovator has designed a child-resistant pill organizer that is easy to open for older patients with dexterity issues – designed so that only adult-length fingers are long enough to unlock the container and open the pill box.

Media Contact: Chris Adamcladam@prf.org


Purdue Global launches MSN-MBA dual degree option

Purdue Global is offering a new Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration  dual-degree option, designed to allow students to qualify for executive-level leadership positions in health care and beyond.

Media Contact: Tom Schotttschott@purdue.edu


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