June 10, 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.


Lilly research facility sparks students’ enthusiasm for science

Eli Lilly and Co. partnered with Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood to provide access to a lab facility for students while a new school was under construction, and the experience opened eyes for students who want to pursue STEM careers.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Studying shellfish for advanced adhesives

Jonathan Wilker, a Purdue chemistry professor, studies shellfish to develop adhesives that are more sustainable and stronger, and work in a wider range of environments than current adhesives.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu


Purdue faculty celebrated as Fulbright Scholar Award selections

Improving Alzheimer’s disease treatments, understanding how brain trauma can lead to heart dysfunction and advancing K-12 STEM education are some of the research projects representing six Purdue faculty who have been named U.S. Fulbright Faculty Scholars.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Discovery of new type of stem cells leads to $2.3 million grant

Shihuan Kuang, a Purdue professor of animal sciences, has identified a previously unknown subset of muscle stem cells that have both muscle stem cell and immune cell properties, and he has been awarded $2.3 million by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to develop a basic understanding of these cells’ origins and functions.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


Purdue master's degree features financial problem solving through machine learning

Purdue is offering a new all-online master’s degree in data science in finance with a concentrated curriculum focus on machine learning to solve modern financial problems.

Media Contact: Greg Kline, gkline@purdue.edu


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