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Sanai Johnson pulling graduation cap tassel.

Finding a place to belong with Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

Because of the small classes and connection with coaches, PPHS had an immediate appeal for Sanai Johnson.

Medger Hansboro

An open classroom environment fuels curiosity 

Looking back at who he was his freshman year of high school, Medger Hansboro can barely believe his own transformation.


Podcast Ep. 83: IndyCar Engineers, Purdue Alums Talk Team Penske Legacy and Indy 500

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Matt Kuebel and Mike Koenigs, Team Penske IndyCar engineers and Purdue University alums. Listen as Matt (BS mechanical engineering ’22) and Mike (MS aeronautical and astronautical engineering ’03) discuss their …

Jay Williams in graduation cap and gown.

Developing persistence at Purdue Polytechnic High Schools

Jay Williams started dreaming about attending Purdue University after seeing a commercial for the engineering program at 8 years old.


Purdue Global Spring 2023 Commencement

Ceremonies, receptions and dinners took place on Purdue’s campus in West Lafayette, Indiana, on May 5-6. Graduates enjoyed every event surrounded by family and friends. After all of their work, Purdue Global has prepared them for more – more opportunity, …

Zachary Nelson smiling.

An exclusive IndyCar partnership: Behind the scenes of Purdue’s work with Juncos Hollinger Racing

Not every internship showcases your work at 200 mph on national television. Purdue’s exclusive internship with Juncos does.

Lauren is delivering her speech, wearing a cap and gown and standing at the podium onstage.

‘Purdue Global moved me forward’

Lauren had a vision for her life. This is the story of the detours – and comebacks – along the way.

Soojung Jo is an assistant professor in Purdue University’s School of Nursing.

Harnessing the power of social media for preventive health

Soojung Jo had just completed her master’s in nursing informatics at Seoul National University when the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak spread through South Korea in 2015. At the time, Jo was working in the Gyeonggi Infectious Control Center, …

Dairy farmers Jill Houin and Andrew Kuehnert celebrate with driver Simon Pagenaud after Pagenaud’s win in the 2019 Indianapolis 500.

Purdue’s connection to the Indy 500’s beloved milk tradition

Five of the last six Indy 500 winners received their celebratory milk from Indiana dairy farmers who graduated from Purdue.


Podcast Ep. 82: Purdue Institute for Cancer Research Raises $100,000 in Annual Challenge 5K

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” the podcast team is taking our listeners behind the scenes during the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research’s 15th annual Challenge 5K run/walk. More than 900 runners and walkers participated in this year’s Challenge, …

Attendees at Purdue’s dedication of its new IBM 7090 digital computer on April 26, 1963

Purdue blazed a historic trail in computer science and still pushes the field forward

On Oct. 24, 1962, Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved creating the nation’s first academic computer science department.

Bukola Usidame, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Purdue University.

Reducing tobacco use among industry-targeted populations

Bukola Usidame, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s Department of Public Health, researches socioeconomic disparities in tobacco use. “I’m particularly interested in the populations targeted by the tobacco industry which include low socioeconomic status, minorities and adolescents.”

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