April 1, 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.


U.S. News rankings: Purdue graduate engineering No. 4, ABE now perched atop graduate and undergraduate lists

U.S. News & World Report on March 30 released its annual rankings of Best Graduate Schools, and Purdue’s College of Engineering moved up three spots – from No. 7 to No. 4. It is No. 2 among all U.S. public universities.

Media contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu


Women’s sports need an assist as coverage remains the same as 30 years ago

Women’s sports receive the same amount of news coverage as they did in the 1980s, according to a study of sports reporting over three decades co-led by Cheryl Cooky, a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Purdue.

Media contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


Mobile technology helps give voice to nonverbal autistic children during pandemic

Purdue technology to assist nonverbal children on the autism spectrum is helping families around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced schools and clinics to rely more on remote options.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org 


Online course from Purdue hastens, heightens disaster recovery planning and execution

Randy Rapp, an associate professor in the School of Construction Management Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, developed an online course – offered through Purdue Online – that teaches a working knowledge of how disaster recovery differs from conventional construction and techniques for addressing almost any type of disaster.

Media Contact: Greg Kline, gkline@purdue.edu


New technology aims to improve battery life

Purdue researchers led by Saeed Mohammadi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, are working to solve a dilemma in the use of electronic devices: If you want power, you lose battery life. If you want battery life, you lose power.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org 


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