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Podcast Ep. 39: Behind the Scenes: Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush

In this episode of This Is Purdue, we’re going behind the scenes at Purdue’s largest Boiler Gold Rush event yet ahead of the start of the 2021 Fall Semester. Listen in as we chat with Craig Johnson, Director of Orientation …

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Podcast Ep. 37: Purdue’s Old Golden Ticket Vaccination Drawing: Winners’ Reactions

In this special edition of This Is Purdue, we’re featuring our journey to find and award the 10 Boilermakers who entered the Old Golden Ticket Vaccination Drawing. Students who submitted valid proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by …

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Podcast Ep. 36: Purdue’s Diving Dynasty at the Olympics

In this episode of This Is Purdue, David Boudia, the most decorated Purdue University Diving Olympian, joins us. David shares his gold medal-winning journey, and how adversity has helped shape him into the athlete and person he is today. He …

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Podcast Ep. 35: Purdue Professor Creates Whitest Paint to Combat Global Warming

In this episode of This Is Purdue, professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, Xiulin Ruan, discusses his newest invention – ultra-white paint. In an effort to curb global warming, Xiulin and his team created the whitest white acrylic paint, …

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Podcast Ep. 34: Creating a New Commencement Experience + Purdue President Mitch Daniels’ Speech

In this episode of This Is Purdue, two of Purdue University’s commencement leaders join us to discuss Purdue’s first outdoor commencement ceremony at Ross-Ade Stadium. Purdue has been hosting commencement at the iconic Elliott Hall of Music since the 1940s. …

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Podcast Ep. 33: President Mitch Daniels on Leading Purdue Through a Pandemic

In this episode of Purdue University’s official podcast, “This is Purdue,” we’re joined by a very special guest.  Listen in as Purdue University President Mitch Daniels discusses his decision to fully open the University amid a pandemic and communicate this …

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Podcast Ep. 32: Purdue Polytechnic High School Celebrates First Class of Graduating Seniors | Shatoya Ward

In this episode of This is Purdue, Shatoya Ward, founding principal at Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) Englewood in Indianapolis, discusses how PPHS is reinventing the traditional high school experience, and her excitement for the school’s first graduating class of …

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Podcast Ep. 31: The Data Mine, A Living and Learning Community | Mark Daniel Ward

Data touches everything. But unlocking its full potential requires a data-fluent generation. Enter The Data Mine, a living-learning community uniting students, faculty, researchers and industry leaders to take the next giant leap in data science at Purdue University. In this …

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Podcast Ep. 30: Purdue Scientist Discusses Role in NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover | Briony Horgan

An Associate Professor of Planetary Science at Purdue University, Briony Horgan is also one of the tactical science leads for NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover. She is examining the Mars landscape through a rover camera called Mastcam-Z – which she helped design for this …

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Podcast Ep. 29: Protect Purdue | Dr. Esteban Ramirez

In this episode of This is Purdue, we’re talking to Dr. Esteban Ramirez, Chief Medical Officer for the Protect Purdue Health Center – the 24/7 virtual health center dedicated to all things COVID-19-related for the Purdue community. Listen in as …

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Podcast Ep. 28: Purdue Polytechnic High School | Building a Pathway to Purdue

In this episode we will learn more about Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) and how it is providing a pathway to Purdue for underrepresented students. Gary Bertoline, Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Scott Bess, Head of Purdue Polytechnic …