October 8, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

Note to journalists: Journalists visiting campus should follow visitor health guidelines.

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

 

Protect Purdue Ambassador Program

Protect Purdue Ambassadors discuss their role on campus – to educate, unify and encourage students to protect themselves, others and the entire community.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

 

Purdue veterinary medicine receives 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine has been honored as a recipient of the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Media Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, apatterson@purdue.edu

 

A better understanding of how cirrus clouds form

New research from a team led by scientists at Purdue has found that trees and plants play an important role in the formation of cirrus clouds, a finding that has implications for agriculture, urban development and climate change modeling.

Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu

 

What if underwater robots could autonomously dock mid-mission to recharge and transfer data?

A Purdue team has created a mobile docking system for autonomous underwater vehicles, enabling them to perform longer tasks without the need for human intervention.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu

 

Novel testing platform designed for breast cancer cells

A Purdue team has developed a novel testing platform to evaluate how breast cancer cells respond to the recurrent stretching that occurs in the lungs during breathing.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org

 

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