September 14, 2023

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Purdue recognized as national innovation leader: 4th among US universities in US patents received

A national organization dedicated to inventors at academic institutions has recognized Purdue University’s innovation culture and technology transfer resources as among the best in the nation. In the 2022 calendar year, Purdue Research Foundation received 192 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, placing Purdue fourth among all U.S. universities. The information was published in a report Tuesday (Sept. 12) from the National Academy of Inventors. 

Media contact: Steve Martin,

Purdue panels to address US semiconductor needs, ‘Next Big Things in Tech’ at Fast Company Innovation Festival

Featured alongside Hilton, AT&T, Patagonia and Moderna, Purdue University will share its innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges at the ninth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City. The four-day festival, attended by thousands of the world’s most inventive thinkers, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and visionaries, showcases “creativity and groundbreaking ideas that are transforming industries.” Purdue will take part in two panel discussions, sharing excellence at scale in semiconductor workforce development and innovative “smart concrete” technology. 

Media contact: Trevor Peters, 

How Purdue astronaut Loral O’Hara fulfilled her childhood space dreams

Purdue astronaut Loral O’Hara is preparing to make her first spaceflight, joining two cosmonauts as they launch on a mission to the International Space Station.

Media contact: Tim Doty,

The inside scoop: Purdue’s new ice cream

Purdue President Mung Chiang is helping students from the Food Entrepreneurship Manufacturing Institute in the Department of Food Science develop a new Purdue flavor to add to the university’s ice cream tradition.

Media contact: Maureen Manier,

Purdue expert: Embracing AI in education

Jon Harbor, Purdue Global provost, explains why embracing artificial intelligence in education is important and how this new technology should be used in the classroom. Harbor says that AI is a technological innovation that will be a part of students’ futures, and therefore it is critical that responsible and ethical use of AI is taught in schools.

Media contact: Matt Oates, 

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