July 15, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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Alumna Sirisha Bandla becomes 26th member of Purdue’s Cradle of Astronauts

Purdue alumna Sirisha Bandla not only became a commercial astronaut with her July 11 flight on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity – reaching 53.5 miles above the Earth – she also was officially anointed into Purdue’s Cradle of Astronauts.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


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

Greater Lafayette is one of the top housing markets in the United States, according to the Emerging Housing Markets Index, a collaborative effort between The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


Every newborn on a ventilator can now be better protected, thanks to technology that helps prevent a common breathing tube incident

In the persistent pursuit of a healthier global community, a team of Purdue engineers committed 30 years to developing a medical device that may become the standard of care for all babies requiring breathing assistance.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


Purdue adds new master’s in nuclear engineering to its online graduate programs

Purdue is adding an online master’s degree in nuclear engineering to its highly ranked online engineering graduate programs designed for professional engineers looking to enhance their knowledge and skills and advance their careers.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Instruction during pandemic provides foundation for future STEM education

Virtual student labs have advantages over in-person labs by removing physical restrictions on when students can use the labs or have access to pieces of equipment.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu


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