July 8, 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.


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

* A recorded interview with Wilker, as well as photos and B-roll video, is available via Google Drive.*


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.*


Podcast from Purdue’s Center for C-SPAN tells America's story

The Center for C-SPAN at Purdue has launched a podcast charting the history and principles of the United States’ governmental system as part of Purdue’s Civics Literacy Proficiency program, a set of activities designed to support the university’s efforts to “graduate a knowledgeable and engaged citizenry.”

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, apatterson@purdue.edu


Wall Street Journal, Realtor.com place Greater Lafayette among top housing markets in U.S.

Greater Lafayette’s lofty position at No. 6 out of the top 300 U.S. housing markets included in the inaugural WSJ/Realtor.com index is only one indication of the community’s overall vibrancy.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


Instruction during pandemic provides foundation for future STEM education

A pilot project for more than 3,000 first-year science and engineering students looks to if not rethink higher education, then redirect it.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu


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