David Ching, Author

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.

A group of participants in the Purdue STARS program

Seeing STARS: Purdue trains next generation of semiconductor engineers

Programs like Purdue’s STARS initiative are essential as partners from education, government and industry collaborate to resolve U.S. semiconductor concerns.

Luke Peterson, a General Motors employee and Purdue Global graduate

Luke’s story: The puzzle-solving appeal of cybersecurity

Every day at work, I use the data and risk analysis skills that I got from Purdue Global.

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.

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.

Martin Pritikin, dean and vice president of Concord Law School at Purdue Global

Purdue Global’s Concord Law School celebrates 25 years of audacity

Most lawyerly duties can be conducted remotely, so aspiring lawyers should be able to study and learn remotely.


Purdue Global, PPHS carry on tradition that dates back to Purdue’s founding

Nearly 45 years after she attended her first class on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, Cynthia Walker Middleton finished what she started by completing an online degree in business administration through Purdue Global. Justin Marvin enrolled at Purdue Global with …

Statue of John Purdue on the Purdue University campus.

What is a land-grant university?

What makes Purdue and its 111 land-grant peers different from other colleges and universities?

George Wodicka, right, led Purdue’s biomedical engineering program for 23 years before stepping down in 2021.

Why Purdue is unique among land-grant institutions

Purdue distinguishes itself through its focus on collaborative, multidisciplinary research that is increasingly important to solving society’s most pressing issues.

Purdue Polytechnic High School offers its students a unique pathway to acceptance at Purdue University.

Purdue remains nimble and driven toward the future

Evolving alongside society is necessary for any land-grant institution that wishes to deliver upon its promise.

Vic Lechtenberg speaks into a microphone at a Purdue event.

Land-grant legacy came full circle for two Purdue leaders 

In Vic Lechtenberg’s view, leading Purdue’s outreach efforts was his way of repaying the land-grant system that benefited his family.

Betty Nelson, former Purdue dean of students

Early advocacy paved way for Purdue’s thriving Disability Resource Center

It’s a source of endless pride for early advocates that today’s Boilermakers with disabilities have ample opportunities to succeed.