September 8, 2022

Today’s Top 5 from Purdue University

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


The giant leap from lab to market: Purdue again among international leaders in patents received at No. 6

In 2021, Purdue Research Foundation received 169 patents, placing it first in both the state of Indiana and the Big Ten, and, again, sixth internationally. Purdue, which remained among the world’s best universities at creating and protecting its intellectual property, is second among universities that do not have a school of medicine. 

Media contact: Steve Martin,


Purdue Global: The persistent pursuit

Purdue Global is Purdue University’s accredited and affordable online solution designed for the working adult with life experience, and often some college credit — but no degree. Meet the faculty, students and staff of Purdue Global. Follow their journeys, get to know them and see how persistence pays off with Purdue Global.

Media contact: Tom Schott,


Purdue’s new faculty appointments reach an all-time high, driven by record enrollment, investment

Some 213 new faculty are joining Purdue, the most ever in a single year, added to expand Purdue’s research capacity and to work with the more than 50,000 undergraduate and graduate Boilermaker students for Fall 2022, an expected eighth consecutive year for record enrollment.

Media contact: Trevor Peters,


Purdue Polytechnic High Schools plan expansion to Pike Township

Building off the success of its existing locations, Purdue Polytechnic High Schools, in partnership with Purdue University, announced plans to spread its innovative school model and STEM-focused education curriculum to a third Indianapolis location. The charter school’s new site will be located in Pike Township on Indianapolis’ northwest side and is expected to open in time for the 2023-24 academic year.

Media contact: Matthew Oates,


The sands of Mars are green as well as red, rover Perseverance discovers

Nearly 4-billion-year-old rocks on Mars are time capsules that help scientists study conditions on early Earth – when life was first evolving.

Media contacts: Brian Huchel, and Brittany Steff,


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