February 2, 2023

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Purdue celebrates Black History Month

Purdue is committed to celebrating Black excellence with stories about the giant leaps made by Purdue’s outstanding Black students, alumni, faculty and staff. As part of Black History Month and beyond, we commemorate those who helped make Purdue University the outstanding institution of higher learning it is today.

Media contact: Derek Schultz, dcschultz@purdue.edu

The moon is too hot and too cold; now it could be just right for humans, thanks to newly available science

With temperatures on the moon ranging from minus 410 to a scorching 250 degrees Fahrenheit, heating and cooling systems won’t be effective enough to support habitats for lunar exploration. Engineers hadn’t been able to crack the science behind how reduced gravity affects boiling and condensation – until now.

Media contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu

Commitment to service prompts restaurant exec to choose Purdue Global

Growing up poor, Leanna Chroman watched her father share whatever he had with those in need, learning early on about the fulfillment one can get from caring about others. Whether in her position as Huse Culinary’s vice president of culture and learning or in her pursuit of online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial/organizational psychology through Purdue Global, Chroman consistently lives out the values learned from him.

Media contact: Matt Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu

Purdue faculty chosen as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences

Purdue University is recognizing faculty members who have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. One of the most distinct honors within the science community, election as a fellow of AAAS recognizes members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.

Media contact: Mary Martialay, mmartial@purdue.edu

Purdue’s online engineering graduate programs gain overall in U.S. News rankings of Best Online Programs

Purdue University online engineering increased its overall standing and remained No. 1 in four categories, placing it among the nation’s elite in the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Online Programs.

Media contact: Greg Kline, gkline@purdue.edu


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