Purdue University announced Thursday that former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams will be its first executive director of health equity initiatives.
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Mantech International, a Virginia-based defense contractor with a burgeoning presence in Indiana, says a partnership with Purdue University’s online-learning division has helped the company grow its Indiana workforce.
Fueled with a $36 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership has launched AnalytiXIN to promote innovations in data science throughout Indiana.
The international race to create hypersonic missiles has supercharged developments at Purdue’s Aerospace District, one portion of the university’s $1.2 billion Discovery Park, a research and industrial center adjacent to campus.
Indiana State University is continuing to see sharp declines in student enrollment even as other universities in the state have more students arriving on campus.
Purdue and the Purdue Research Foundation this week launched the “Lab to Life” digital innovation platform—which it’s calling L2L—in Purdue Discovery Park District, next to the school’s campus in West Lafayette.
Purdue did not release a cost for the center, which will be administered by a new not-for-profit consortium that includes Rolls-Royce North America. The project comes on top of two other new aerospace projects the school announced in recent days.
The vaccination rate for Purdue students is about twice the rate of individuals ages 16-29 across the state, the school said.
The technology could soon scale up to commercial-level production under a demonstration project planned by Hasler Ventures LLC.
With the help of a $2.3 million grant, Purdue University animal science professor Shihuan Kuang’s research will continue in an effort to better understand the origin and function of these newly-discovered stem cells.
Engineers from Purdue University, Whirlpool Corp. and Air Squared Inc. have developed a refrigerator prototype to help solve the problem of astronauts not having a fridge to store food for long missions.
Neuro Vigor says it will use $100,000 in early commercialization funds to “identify and validate” its lead drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain in spinal cord injuries.
Purdue’s “Old Golden Ticket” drawing makes students who submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccination by July 15 eligible for one of 10 prizes paying $9,992. That is the equivalent of a year’s undergraduate tuition.
Explore Interactive CEO Amanda Thompson said the partnership should accelerate the adoption of MindLabs products worldwide, “enabling us to nurture young learners everywhere.”
The Indiana Digital Crossroads program will create regional data science hubs throughout the state that are meant to bring undergraduate college students, faculty, business leaders and high school students together to help prepare workers for future jobs.
The partnership, which is expected to tackle several research projects per year, is aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of Rolls-Royce’s products, which are used in civilian and military aircraft, nuclear power plants and other applications.
Purdue was the third Big Ten team out of the nation-leading nine it placed in the tournament to exit before the weekend.
Strict limits on crowd sizes in Mackey Arena at Purdue University for the NCAA tourney will dampen the tourism impact, but the games are still the biggest events to hit the West Lafayette area since the pandemic started.
Texas Southern beat Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 in the NCAA opener, while Drake topped Wichita State for its first NCAA win in 50 years. Also, Norfolk State survived Appalachian State 54-53.