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Purdue computer scientist PhD recipient Myson Burch

Building tools to shape the future of health science

Myson Burch, an IBM research scientist, uses skills he sharpened at Purdue to address complex health issues As he reflects upon his journey in computer science, Dr. Myson Burch can pinpoint the experience that transformed the discipline from something he …

Matt Folk

Podcast Ep. 102: Purdue for Life’s Matt Folk on the Boilermaker Spirit and Community

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Matt Folk, president and CEO of the Purdue for Life Foundation. In this new “Boilermaker Bites” series, Matt joins podcast host Kate Young at 8Eleven Modern Bistro in the Purdue …


Boiler Up, Hammer Down Under

Abbey Ellis has made her mark on the court halfway around the world from home.

Eric Jakubiak poses in the lockers he built to house his Purdue memorabilia collection.

A fan cave can go anywhere — even in a bathroom

Eric Jakubiak remodeled his basement bathroom in gold and black during a pandemic quarantine You wouldn’t necessarily look at the photo and understand its significance unless you were a Boilermaker — and even then, you’d need to be Eric Jakubiak …

Ishita Sameer Bhedi in a classroom in Indianapolis.

Capitalizing on opportunities throughout college 

“I knew that I could thrive in my engineering degree,” says Ishita Sameer Bhedi, a Boilermaker in Indianapolis.

Shye Robinson in Washington, D.C.

Encouraging progress in policies and programs

What motivates the president of Purdue Student Government? “Giving back is my priority,” Shye Robinson says.

The groom feeds the bride a piece of cake. The cake is in the foreground.

A Boilermaker love story, 60 years strong 

A Purdue couple whose love blossomed over half a century ago on Purdue’s campus shares their Boilermaker love story and what it takes to make a successful 60-year marriage.

Dorn Hayes

Podcast Ep. 101: Ford Motor Co. HR Director Rochelle Dorn-Hayes on the Importance of Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Rochelle Dorn-Hayes, human resources director at Ford Motor Co.   Tune in as Rochelle shares more about her time at Purdue, where she earned her MBA from the Mitchell E. Daniels, …


Meet the pilot from our ‘Boilermakers in Flight’ video

Brittany Gallarneau applies lessons learned at Purdue in her career as a first officer for Envoy Air  When Amelia Earhart came to Purdue in 1935 as a consultant on careers for women, she imagined a future in which young women …


Equity in the air

Purdue Pilots Inc. generates enthusiasm for flying by providing low-cost access to flight rentals, lessons  When it comes to flying credentials, it doesn’t get much better than the student organization Purdue Pilots Inc. (PPI).  PPI came to life in 1956, …


Pushing for my degree through the Navy, motherhood and breast cancer.

No matter what you go through, or if something doesn’t go your way, don’t stop fighting.

A Navy Veteran's Triumph

Kelvin chose Purdue Global because the faculty understands the demands of military students.

When Kelvin realized he needed to finish his degree, he knew he could trust Purdue Global to offer an education he’d be proud of. As a Navy veteran, Kelvin appreciated the Purdue Global faculty’s foundational understanding of what military life …

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