July 21, 2022

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.


SkyWater Technology chooses Discovery Park District at Purdue for $1.8B semiconductor fabrication facility, to create 750 jobs in 5 years

The announcement Wednesday (July 20) by SkyWater Technology that it plans to open a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility in Discovery Park District at Purdue marks a huge step forward for the American semiconductor industry, Purdue’s thriving innovation district and the university’s continued emergence as one of the principal drivers of the Indiana economy.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Discovery Park District at Purdue, a $1 billion development, highlights the success, visible impact of university-private-community partnerships

From an ambitious goal to create an entrepreneurially driven and innovative ecosystem for researchers to work together across disciplines in tackling the grand challenges of our time, Purdue is taking the next steps to lift that concept to even greater heights.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue’s decade-long tuition freeze, record enrollment levels help counter state’s trending drop in college-going rate

A series of aggressive affordability and accessibility measures, led by a move to freeze tuition for over a decade, is helping Purdue counter a troubling trend where a growing number of Indiana high schoolers, particularly Black and Hispanic students, are choosing to bypass college.

Media contact: Phillip Fiorini, pfiorini@purdue.edu


Looking beyond devices to address human longevity through biomedical engineering

David Umulis, professor and the Dane A. Miller Head of Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, says collaboration will be key in connecting technology and research in the biomedical engineering field.

Media contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


Purdue astronomer speechless in the face of new images from space telescope

Star birth, star death, exoplanets, galaxies and a window that looks back to the universe 13.1 billion years ago: That’s what the James Webb Space Telescope delivered when it released its first handful of scientific images July 12.

Media contact: Brittany Steff, bsteff@purdue.edu


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