February 23, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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


Presidential Lecture Series to return with Paul Ryan, Heidi Heitkamp

Purdue's Presidential Lecture Series will return on Wednesday (Feb. 24) with a virtual discussion on “American Democracy: Where Do We Go From Here?” featuring former U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Purdue professor prominent in successful Mars landing

Briony Horgan, an associate professor of planetary science, led mineralogy research for the Mars Perseverance Rover, which landed successfully on Jezero Crater on Thursday (Feb.18).

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


Purdue Polytechnic High School principal helps students write their story, innovate for the future

Shatoya Ward, founding principal of Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood, is helping her students persistently pursue their next giant leap.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Purdue to co-lead U.S. Department of Defense-funded project to advance adoption of lead-free electronics

A new consortium funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Defense has selected Purdue to co-lead its first project aimed at advancing the adoption of lead-free electronics in defense systems.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Purdue Global reaches micro-credential milestone

Purdue Global students have earned over 6,000 micro-credentials in the past year, broadening their skill sets and making them more appealing to employers.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, tschott@purdue.edu


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