June 24, 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.


Courageous Parker sisters were ‘Boilermakers in every sense’

By naming residence halls after alumnae Frieda and Winifred Parker, Purdue celebrates their successful campaign to integrate student housing.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue Polytechnic High School celebrates first graduating class

Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood in Indianapolis celebrated its first graduating class on June 11, and of the 110 graduates, 40 will be attending Purdue University.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


The energy-efficient method for using 100% outdoor air in buildings

Purdue engineers have proposed a system that combines new membrane technology with the latest HVAC systems to make 100% outdoor air systems more energy-efficient and economically feasible – especially in warm, humid climates.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Artificial photosynthesis promises a clean, sustainable source of energy

Purdue biophysicists are working to more efficiently harness the sun’s energy for clean energy.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu


New mobile health diagnostic for animal breeding may help meet growing demand for food

A Purdue-affiliated, woman-owned startup is working to use mobile artificial intelligence technology to help meet the growing demand for food expected over the next several decades.

Media Contact: Steve Martin, sgmartin@prf.org


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