July 22, 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.*

 

Fast Start: A way for rural student to say ‘thank you’ to parents

Thanks to Purdue’s innovative Fast Start program, incoming freshman William “Steven” Herrell will have a head start on his classmates when he begins at the Krannert School of Management this fall.

Media contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu

 

Purdue team flying miles above Earth with NASA, gathering data on North American monsoon season

Dan Cziczo, head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue, is leading a project to study the stratosphere and how climate change might be affecting weather, including monsoons.

Media Contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu

 

Reimagining hydrogen, imaging, databases and oil

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization has awarded more than $130,000 to four projects led by researchers in Purdue’s College of Engineering and its College of Science, and Purdue Northwest’s College of Engineering and Sciences.

Media Contact: Steve Martin, sgmartin@prf.org

 

Purdue inside Minecraft

Purdue senior Esteban Vicente-Paulino Richey has spent over 300 hours building Purdue’s campus for the gaming generation in the world of Minecraft.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

 

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