Stories of Purdue

McKaya Simon ’s imageDegree-in-3 program offered McKaya Simon minimal debt, maximum benefit

How one pre-law student sought out a value-packed college experience at Purdue before leaping into her future nearly debt-free


Hannah Pike’s imagePurdue Ranked #5 nationally for most STEM graduates

According to rankings announced by Forbes on August 20, 2021, Purdue ranked fifth nationwide for the most STEM undergraduate degrees awarded during the 2019-20 school year.


Scott Bess’s imageBuilding a high school from the ground up

When Scott Bess took to the podium for Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood’s first commencement on June 11, he paused, looked out at the graduates and their families, and had to compose himself.


Heather Penney Fighter pilot, a Purdue alumna, was prepared to sacrifice her life on 9/11

For years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, only a few people outside of Heather Penney’s immediate family were aware of the sacrifice the fighter pilot intended to make that morning to prevent any additional tragedy.


Cummins Data MineDriving Progress through a Data-Fluent Generation

Purdue University and engine manufacturing powerhouse Cummins share a lot in common.


Students from Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood test out a bike simulator program through a partnership between Purdue’s Center for Health Equity and Innovation and Nine13sports.Partnerships, community involvement increase wellness at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

A group of students from Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) Schweitzer Center at Englewood is tackling health and wellness issues in their community.


Gregg Nowling's imageBuilding a Generation of Makers: One Teacher’s Mission

Gregg Nowling is a maker. His favorite things to make are movie props and replicas, and he’s in the business of helping people capture – and literally hold – movie magic in real life.


downtown lafayette, INWhy Greater Lafayette? Residents tell us

Affordability, convenience and diversity are among factors that area residents appreciate


Esteban Vicente-Paulino Richey's imagePurdue inside Minecraft

One student’s persistent pursuit to build Purdue University inside the game Minecraft.


Lindsay and BenWall Street Journal, Realtor.com place Greater Lafayette among top housing markets in U.S.

Inaugural Emerging Markets Index ranks Greater Lafayette sixth among nation’s top 300 housing markets


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