April 22, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

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

 

Purdue Grand Prix set for Saturday; public can watch via livestream

Thirty-three student drivers will compete Saturday (April 24) to add their name to the list of winners as the green flag waves for the 64th Purdue Grand Prix, dubbed the “Greatest Spectacle in College Racing.”

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert

 

Purdue students from Indiana earn prestigious Goldwater scholarships

Justin Copenhaver, from Russiaville, and Dalton Stanley, from West Lafayette, are among three Purdue students to earn the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s preeminent scholarship for undergraduates in mathematics, natural sciences or engineering.

Media Contact: Logan Judy

 

The whitest paint is here – and it’s the coolest. Literally.

In an effort to curb global warming, Purdue engineers have created the whitest paint yet; coating buildings with this paint may one day cool them off enough to reduce the need for air conditioning.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles

 

Trustees: Purdue to add civics literacy requirement for incoming class, option for all students

The Purdue Board of Trustees on Monday (April 19) announced its plan to adopt a civics literacy graduation requirement for undergraduates, beginning with students who enter Purdue in fall 2021.

Media Contact: Tim Doty

 

Purdue Global launches free course on remote work

Purdue Global has launched a free course on remote work – available to anyone as a public service.

Media Contact: Tom Schott

 

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