August 6, 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.

Purdue Student Farm sees record yields, to bring produce to the public

The Purdue Student Farm has started selling to the public, and customers can pick up a box of seasonal vegetables grown at the farm for $25 once a week beginning Aug. 7.

Media Contact: Emma Ea Ambrose,


Simple steps can ease children’s attitudes about wearing masks

Meg Sorg, a clinical assistant professor and a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner in Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences, says now is the time for kids to practice wearing a mask, especially if their school district has delayed the start of the school year.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


Computational model could improve success in translating drugs from animal studies to humans

Doug Brubaker, a Purdue assistant professor of biomedical engineering, uses computational and experimental approaches to study host-microbiome interactions in cancers and inflammatory diseases.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles,


Purdue offers affordable online master’s degree in civil engineering on edX

Purdue is offering a new affordable master’s degree in civil engineering through edX, with support from Kaplan Higher Education, allowing working professionals ready access to Purdue’s highly ranked civil engineering master’s program entirely online.

Media Contact: Greg Kline,


Implantable transmitter provides wireless option for biomedical devices

Purdue innovators are working on inventions to use micro-chip technology in implantable devices and other wearable products such as smart watches to improve biomedical devices, including those used to monitor people with glaucoma and heart disease.

Media Contact: Chris Adam,


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