October 15, 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.


Junior becomes latest Udall Scholar from Purdue

Purdue’s Grace Johnson is one of only 55 students in the U.S. to be named a 2020 Udall Scholar, recognizing college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or American Indian nations.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu


PICS receives national award for exemplary community engagement

In recognition of its extraordinary community engagement initiatives, Purdue and Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) has been named an exemplary designee by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


Machine learning model helps characterize compounds for drug discovery

Purdue innovators have created a new method applying machine learning concepts to the tandem mass spectrometry process to improve the flow of information in the development of new drugs.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org


Johnnie Mae: A farm like no other

The Johnnie Mae Farm is helping Fort Wayne residents eat healthier with the help of Purdue Extension.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


Time capsule part of Purdue Bell Tower 25th birthday

As part of the 25th birthday of the Purdue Bell Tower – the landmark standing tall at the center of campus symbolizing the University’s persistent pursuit to reach “one brick higher” – Purdue dedicated a time capsule designed to recognize both the bell tower milestone and this pandemic-marked time in campus and world history.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu


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