September 23, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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Purdue again among nation’s best in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking

Purdue’s national academic reputation among prospective students and families – and among employers looking to hire the best and the brightest – has been reflected in yet another highly regarded national ranking: No. 7 in Best Value and No. 10 among public institutions by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, 765-336-1909,


Purdue record for the whitest paint appears in latest edition of 'Guinness World Records'

Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering, and his students have created the whitest paint on record.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


Environmental and ecological engineering senior selected as Purdue’s sixth Udall scholar

Madison Hodges, a senior in Purdue’s College of Engineering and Honors College – already well established in local environmental and sustainability circles – has been selected as a 2021 Udall scholar.

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert,


ECE grad student’s in-flight training tool, Aura, selected as finalist in national invention competition

Purdue graduate student Mahdi Al-Husseini thinks his flight-training innovation can help the U.S. military save millions in reduced training time for Army helicopter pilots.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel,


New Purdue partnership with Juncos Hollinger Racing driving students into motorsports

Purdue and Juncos Hollinger Racing have announced a new partnership that will expand experiential education opportunities for Purdue students who want to explore careers in the motorsports, auto and mobility industries.

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