October 27, 2022

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Fast Company chooses Purdue University as a ‘Brand That Matters’ for second year in a row

For efforts to make world-class STEM education accessible and affordable, Purdue has been named a Fast Company Brand That Matters for the second year in a row. It is, again, the only university on the list of international names, including Nike, Fender and Salesforce.org.

Media contact: Christy McCarter, mccarter@purdue.edu


Boilermaker alum Lesley Wiete’s journey to Purdue police chief

How did Purdue Police Chief Lesley Wiete’s persistence play a role in being promoted? Find out in the latest episode of the “This Is Purdue” podcast. Chief Wiete describes her journey from Boilermaker student to police officer.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue Global, Purdue Polytechnic High Schools carry on tradition that dates to Purdue’s founding

Purdue University was created to serve the state of Indiana and to educate underserved, underrepresented students. Learn how that tradition continues today.

Media contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue’s Cornerstone program highlighted in ‘Blueprint for Undergraduate Education’ report

Purdue’s revolutionary Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts program continues to draw national attention, this time from the Boyer 2030 Commission, which highlights the nationwide model aimed at developing creative thinking and communication skills across all Purdue academic majors.

Media contact: Trevor Peters, peter237@purdue.edu


Economic future of U.S. depends on making engineering cool

This Washington Post article explains how Purdue is racing to expand semiconductor education to fill a workforce gap.

Media contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu


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