October 6, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.

Flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School center named to honor $4M gift from business leaders Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced on Friday (Oct. 2) that the university’s flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School will honor alumnus Edmund O. Schweitzer III and Beatriz Schweitzer for their $4 million commitment to programs and scholarships to support the educational and career success of underrepresented students.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

Anonymous $1M cash gift to establish scholarships for Black engineering students at Purdue

An anonymous $1 million cash gift from a member of the Purdue College of Engineering community extends a trend that has seen the total number of endowed scholarships for underrepresented minorities surge since 2013 – from 43 to 140 as of Aug. 31 – with committed dollars increasing from $4.7 million to $17.2 million.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu

New material senses neurotransmitters in the brain

Three scientists from Purdue are at the helm of a research team that has discovered a new material that may help scientists learn more about neurological disorders and possibly take some big steps toward brain-machine interfaces.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu

25th annual Purdue Space Day set for Oct. 24, goes virtual

Former astronauts Mark Brown, Jerry Ross, Charlie Walker and José M. Hernández will be guests for the 25th annual Purdue Space Day, an event that allows children the opportunity to learn about space in a fun and engaging environment.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Purdue Global to commemorate Cybersecurity Awareness Month with variety of activities

Three additions to its ongoing speaker series highlight Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities for Purdue Global.

Media Contact: Tom Schott, tschott@purdue.edu

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