The Possibilities of Purdue: What Comes Next? 

At Purdue University, there’s something more that motivates us. It’s a belief that tomorrow can be better than today — and that we have the power to change the world through small steps and giant leaps.   From computer science to AI, …


When wildfires strike, Andrew Whelton goes into action

Purdue engineering professor Andrew Whelton is driven to help people. He found an opportunity to do that through disaster response.  When communities are hit by devastating wildfires, water contamination can delay their recovery. Whelton, a water quality expert, provides guidance …


Podcast Ep. 95: Football Legend Leroy Keyes’ Wife, Monica, on Earning Her Master’s Degree at Purdue, Raising Their Family in the Boilermaker Community and Her Husband’s Legacy

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Monica Keyes, wife of the late Purdue icon and former Boilermaker football player and coach Leroy Keyes.  Turns out, the couple met in a church bowling league in Philadelphia, Monica’s …

Purdue’s “Piano Man,” Bruce Barker.

Podcast Ep. 94: ‘Piano Man’ Bruce Barker on His Purdue Experience, Playing in Front of Millions and Retirement

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Purdue’s “Piano Man,” Bruce Barker. Despite growing up in Lafayette, Bruce didn’t see himself attending Purdue. He wasn’t the best student while in school, and he didn’t peg himself as …

Former Purdue Quarterback Curtis Painter on Playing for Coach Tiller

Podcast Ep. 93: Former Purdue Quarterback Curtis Painter on Playing for Coach Tiller, His NFL Career and Returning Home to Indiana

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to former Purdue football quarterback Curtis Painter. After Curtis’ time at Purdue, he stayed right here at home in Indiana, playing three seasons for the Indianapolis Colts before the Baltimore Ravens …

Dave and Donna Beering

Podcast Ep. 92: Dave and Donna Beering on Continuing Former Purdue President Dr. Steven Beering’s Legacy

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Dave and Donna Beering, proud alumni and son and daughter-in-law of Dr. Steven C. Beering, former Purdue president.   If you’re a Boilermaker, you’ve likely heard the name “Beering” or possibly …

Engineering professor Andrew Whelton contributes to recovery efforts at communities impacted by wildfires like Maui, Hawaii.

Purdue professor ‘brings the world’ to help after Maui, Hawaii, wildfires

The sense of purpose that initially inspired Andrew Whelton still pushes him to help at disaster sites today.


All hail Purdue!

Boilermakers expect more when it comes to higher education.

Coach Ryan Walters

Podcast Ep. 90: Coach Ryan Walters and the New Era of Purdue Football

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to our new Purdue University head football coach, Ryan Walters. Listen as Coach Walters describes how he felt when he got the call from Purdue Athletics Director Mike Bobinski and what …

Andrew Kinder, sophomore at Purdue, standing in Purdue Memorial Union.

Tyler Trent Award winner back in the game after leukemia diagnosis

Andrew fell in love with lacrosse in second grade. Taking hits comes with the territory. This time, something was different.

Purdue sophomore running back Devin Mockobee

Devin Mockobee’s running start 

Devin Mockobee has a blue-collar mentality and work ethic that is endearing and relatable to Purdue’s fan base.

Students involved in the motorsports engineering program standing on the track.

Motorsports engineering program is fueling the industry’s future

Purdue University in Indianapolis is helping launch racing careers and create unparalleled opportunities for students.