October 20, 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.


Purdue hypersonics receives boost from Northrop Grumman shock tunnel donation

With the addition of a Hypersonic Pulse (HYPULSE) shock tunnel to its quickly expanding array of research facilities, Purdue will be only the second university in the U.S. to offer such a hypersonics test capability.

Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@dancomnews.com


All-terrain microrobot flips through a live colon

A rectangular robot as tiny as a few human hairs can travel throughout a colon by doing back flips, Purdue engineers have demonstrated in live animal models.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu


NASA awards $2.8 million to Purdue’s Indiana Space Grant Consortium to support students, faculty

The Indiana Space Grant Consortium, headquartered at Purdue, has received a $2.8 million grant from NASA to support student and faculty learning projects.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org


Equity Task Force moves toward analysis, assessment, creation of strategic plan

Members of the Purdue Equity Task Force met virtually Oct. 15-16 to review multiple data sets and discuss needed next steps in identifying the goals, deliverables, metrics and actions to be taken to achieve improved equity on the West Lafayette campus.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


SARE grants to support Purdue's sustainable agriculture programs

Faculty, staff and graduate students from the Purdue College of Agriculture and Purdue Extension were recently awarded eight North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program grants, accounting for over 20% of the $4.1 million that was awarded.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


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