January 19, 2023

Today’s top 5 from Purdue University

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

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Sensors and self-healing concrete may make Pothole Season a thing of the past 

Luna Lu, a professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, explains in this YouTube video how sensors and self-healing concrete will help maintain the roads of tomorrow.

Media contact: Trevor Peters, peter237@purdue.edu

This Is Purdue podcast: President Mung Chiang on becoming Purdue’s 13th President, Boilermaker persistence and family

Listen in as President Chiang discusses the day he learned he would become president of what he calls “the most consequential public university in the U.S.” He also shares stories of Boilermaker persistence and humility and more about his family life (the Chiangs will be the first Purdue family to live in Westwood Manor with young children).

Media contact: Kate Young, kyoung@purdue.edu

Raytheon Technologies commits $4 million to Purdue for named chair position in new School of Business

Raytheon Technologies Corp., one of the largest aerospace and defense manufacturers in the world, has committed $4 million to Purdue University for a named chair position in the university’s reimagined School of Business, which was unveiled in September as the next big move in a decade-long series of major strategic investments by the university.

Media contact: Derek Schultz, dcschultz@purdue.edu

How one student’s backup plan became his calling

Hudson Tsang wanted to be an airplane pilot for as long as he could remember. However, after the Federal Aviation Administration denied his medical certificate because of a small cyst that affected his eyesight when he was a child, he had to discover his love for flight outside of the cockpit. A senior in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Tsang has taken his hobby for working with drones to the next level. Now he’s looking to make it his career.

Media contact: Paige Brown, pbrown@purdue.edu

Purdue scientists and engineers push the boundaries of space knowledge, studying the stars, the solar system, and beyond

Scientists and engineers at Purdue University focus on a future in the stars, with research stretching from what moondust can tell us about the history of the solar system to future exploration priorities on Mars and beyond. Research at Purdue is involved in the latest discoveries by NASA’s Perseverance rover mission and can offer insight into the initial and future Artemis missions. Check out this sampling of Purdue’s inspiring and innovative research in space and planetary science, highlighting Purdue’s leadership, expertise and innovation.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


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