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Purdue University professor in Indianapolis Katrenia Reed Hughes
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A ‘forever professor’ for Purdue students in Indianapolis

Katrenia Reed Hughes feels a responsibility to help the students she teaches achieve long-term success.

Purdue computer scientist PhD recipient Myson Burch
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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 …

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

Purdue alumnus Chris Pate shows off some of the items in his massive Boilermaker collection
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Meet the Boilermaker with the ‘world’s largest Purdue collection’

Chris Pate’s fan cave is full of museum-quality pieces of Purdue history.

Purdue alum Don Hunt and his bar built using a section of original flooring from Mackey Arena
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Check out a Purdue fan cave where each piece has a memorable story

Don Hunt still has the ticket from his first Purdue game, among his extensive Boilermaker memorabilia collection.

Molly, Bill and Sam Walker share a special family bond in the Purdue Christmas Show
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Celebrating 90 years of Christmas cheer

The Purdue Christmas Show tradition is full of cross-generational connections between family members

Darrell Smith, a Purdue maintenance technician and longtime caretaker of the Purdue Memorial Union Christmas tree
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A special holiday tradition and a tribute to a beloved spouse

The Purdue Memorial Union Christmas tree is the centerpiece of one of the university’s most beloved traditions.

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