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March 2016

Purdue's Zucrow expansion highlighted during celebration

Purdue University highlighted the expansion of facilities and research at its Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory, during a Feb. 22 celebration in the Kurz Atrium of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering. The work is part of Purdue Moves, a range of initiatives designed to broaden Purdue's global impact and enhance educational opportunities for its students. More ...

Trustees approve phenotyping facility, hear update on Purdue Moves initiative for world-changing research

Purdue's Board of Trustees on Feb. 26 gave authorization to move forward on the Controlled Environment Phenotyping Facility, which will enhance plant sciences research and education in the College of Agriculture. Also at the meeting, Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships, and Jay Akridge, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, provided an update of the world-changing research initiative in Purdue Moves.

Purdue applications break all-time record set last year

For the sixth year in a row, Purdue has received a record number of applications for the fall semester. As of Feb. 15, 47,475 prospective
first-year students have submitted applications, a 7.2 percent increase over last year's all-time record, according to the Office of Admissions. The University saw a 6.2 percent increase in applicants from Indiana. More ...

$10 million Purdue alumni fund will help drive startup creation, growth

Purdue entrepreneurs have another funding avenue to help create and grow their startups through the Purdue Startup Fund, a $10 million resource to be jointly funded by Purdue alumni and the Purdue Research Foundation. The Purdue Startup Fund is one of the elements that now will be managed through Purdue Ventures, a newly created overriding entity that will oversee $37 million in combined investment resources to further support Purdue-affiliated startups and make it easier for entrepreneurs to apply for investment consideration to advance their companies.

Purdue Extension releases annual report online

Purdue Extension has posted its 2015 annual report online, highlighting the ways in which its many programs educated and empowered millions of people throughout Indiana and helped promote economic vitality statewide. More ...

Purdue researchers earn presidential early career awards

Two Purdue researchers have been named as recipients of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young researchers. Selected for the awards were Arezoo Ardekani, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, and Milind Kulkarni, an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. More ...

Purdue in Princeton Review's top 200 'best value' colleges

Purdue is listed in the Princeton Review's 200 best value colleges for 2016. The Princeton Review, an education services company, developed a "Return-on-Education" rating to compile its list of the 200 colleges for its book, "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." The Princeton Review summary lauds Purdue for its diversity, research opportunities, strength in STEM education, and emphasis on innovation and creative thinking. More ...

New 'lipidomics' method could bring fast cancer diagnosis

Researchers have developed a new analytical tool for medical applications and biological research that might be used to diagnose cancer more rapidly than conventional methods. The research has implications for the field of lipidomics, which involves the identification and quantification of cellular lipid molecules, how they interact with other components in cells and their role in biological systems. More ...

Study: Eliminating GMOs would take toll on environment, economies

Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the United States were banned, according to a Purdue study. More ...

Mussel-mimicking adhesive polymer shown to be
non-toxic to cells

Purdue researchers have shown that a synthetic version of a high-strength adhesive produced by mussels is non-toxic to living cells, suggesting its potential suitability for surgical and other biomedical applications. More ...

From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries. More ...

Tick genome reveals inner workings of a versatile blood-guzzler

An international team of scientists led by Purdue has sequenced the genome of the tick that transmits Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne illness in North America. The genome of Ixodes scapularis, known as the deer tick or blacklegged tick, sheds light on how ticks acquire and transmit pathogens and offers tick-specific targets for control. More ...

Purdue Systemwide

New initiative invites regional businesses to connect with IPFW resources

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is unveiling the new Campus to Community Connection (C2C) initiative, aimed at further promoting collaborations between regional businesses and IPFW faculty and students. The C2C initiative is designed to increase awareness of available resources and connect students with local and regional employers. More ...

Purdue in the News

Indianapolis Star: Can Purdue app help you get an 'A'?

Bloomberg News: Purdue innovation provides ‘fingerprint’ to identify foodborne pathogens, moves closer to production

Shanghai Daily: Lab cooks up drought-resistant rice

Inside INdiana Business: Purdue joins STEM Education Network

Times of Northwest Indiana: Purdue Calumet: Mechatronics is the future

Anderson Herald-Bulletin: Purdue Polytechnic on track for fall opening

Gary Post-Tribune/Chicago Tribune: Purdue Cal students racing toward engineering glory

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