July 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.


Purdue scientists analyze moon dust collected by Apollo 17 astronauts

Purdue scientists are working on teams that will analyze some of the moon rocks and lunar soil samples collected by Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu

* Recorded interviews with the scientists, as well as photos and B-roll video, are available via Google Drive.*


Rocketing to No. 6 internationally, No. 1 in Big Ten: Purdue among world leaders in patents

During the 2020 calendar year, the Purdue Research Foundation received 175 utility patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a total that ranks first in the state of Indiana, first in the Big Ten Conference and sixth internationally.

Media Contact: Steve Martin, SGMartin@prf.org


Safely creating new normal for campus workspaces

As the pandemic subsides, Purdue’s leaders are working to determine the necessary steps to safely create a new normal in the post-COVID world, and they do so while preparing to welcome the largest freshman class in university history into the student body.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Reinventing everyday items to live more efficiently

Purdue engineer Ramses Martinez rethinks how new technology is manufactured so that it is practical for everyday use.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Instruction during pandemic provides foundation for future STEM education

Purdue is transforming the first-year experience for students in science and engineering, utilizing digital tools such as machine learning and virtual laboratories.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu


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