May 25, 2023

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Purdue signs landmark US-Japan agreement in semiconductors at G7 summit

Purdue President Mung Chiang signed another landmark international agreement, partnering with Micron, Tokyo Electron and other educational institutions in the United States and Japan to establish the “UPWARDS Network” for workforce advancement and research and development in semiconductors. The announcement was made during this year’s Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima, which also included the Quad countries and other world leaders.

Media contact: Brian Huchel,

Purdue’s connection to the Indy 500's beloved milk tradition

The swig of milk in Victory Circle is a time-honored tradition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Purdue has played a large part in that celebration, as Boilermakers have presented milk to the winning driver in five of the last six races.

Media contact: Derek Schultz,

‘This Is Purdue’ podcast: Team Penske engineers Matt Kuebel and Mike Koenigs

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Matt Kuebel and Mike Koenigs, Team Penske IndyCar engineers and Purdue University alums. Listen as Matt (BS mechanical engineering ’22) and Mike (MS aeronautical and astronautical engineering ’03) discuss their Purdue College of Engineering journeys and what it’s like working for a team that has won the Indianapolis 500 18 times.  

Media contact: Kate Young,

Purdue receives $5 million Lilly Endowment grant to support Military Family Research Institute

A $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will provide continued support during the next three years for the work Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute does to improve the lives of military families and veterans.

Media contact: Derek Schultz,

Laboratory fishing expedition reels in a big catch: hidden pathogenic role of a housekeeping enzyme in Listeria

Purdue University doctoral student Dongqi Liu has identified a previously unknown strategy that the foodborne bacterium Listeria monocytogenes uses to invade and infect humans and animals. This diagnosis gives researchers a better understanding of Listeria and could lead to more effective prevention. 

Media contact: Maureen Manier,

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