May 18, 2023

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Approaching artificial intelligence: How Purdue is leading the research and advancement of AI technologies

A technology with the potential to transform all aspects of everyday life is shaping the next pursuit at Purdue University. Learn more about how Purdue is guiding the advancement of artificial intelligence through programs, research and expertise.
Media contact: Brian Huchel,

Purdue’s mark on the Indianapolis 500

From the “All-American” Marching Band performing across the iconic yard of bricks to Purdue engineers in the pits, Purdue University has helped welcome fans back home again to Indiana for more than 100 years.
Media contact: Derek Schultz,

AP Video: Issues with Callery pear trees

Karen Mitchell, the home horticulture Extension specialist at Purdue University, goes over the problems that Callery pear trees cause and how they contribute to an invasional meltdown. Organizations around the country are attempting to eradicate the tree, though it is still legal to sell in Indiana.
Media contact: Trevor Peters,

High-rise structure efficiency, completion time look different thanks to SpeedCore composite modules

Purdue engineers are taking building possibilities to new heights with the university’s role in the research and development of an innovative high-rise construction process. Amit Varma, Purdue’s Karl H. Kettelhut Professor of Civil Engineering, began work on the steel and concrete composite construction system, called SpeedCore, almost a decade ago with the technique’s creator, Ron Klemencic of the engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates. Klemencic is a Distinguished Alumni honoree who earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue in 1985.
Media contact: Brian Huchel,

New liquid biopsy method offers potential for noninvasive Parkinson’s disease testing

A team led by researchers at Purdue University and Purdue spinoff company Tymora Analytical Operations has developed a technique that may reveal signs of Parkinson’s disease in urine samples.
Media contact: Maureen Manier,
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