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Once the beneficiary of a mentor’s support, Weldon School head David Umulis now embraces opportunities to encourage his students and faculty in biomedical engineering. David Umulis didn’t plan to speak when he attended the Purdue Board of Trustees’ October 2021 meeting, where he was introduced as the University’s new Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical …

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Being from a small town, there's not a whole lot of diversity. There wasn't anybody that looked like me. I got pointed out a lot, and I just knew from a very early age I was not the same as everybody else.

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In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to Purdue basketball icon Coach Gene Keady. It’s prime time for college basketball season and March Madness is officially here. What better way to celebrate than to listen to our episode with Coach Keady? You’ll hear the 25-year head coach of the Boilermakers men’s basketball team …

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Not many students can claim on their resume that they designed and built wearable, miniature symbols of their university, except for a senior in mechanical engineering, Joe Navarra. Navarra dressed as the World’s Largest Drum in 2017, the Boilermaker Special in 2018 and the Purdue Bell Tower in 2021. During his freshman year, the Friday …

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After harrowing escape from Afghanistan, Purdue instructor brings her family to West Lafayette

While instructor and family endured unthinkable circumstances back home, colleagues at Purdue rallied to support their fresh start in America With gunfire echoing all around them, Mariam (last name withheld) linked arms with her brother, Razeq, and sister, Fahima, as they waded through the massive crowd that had gathered outside the gates of the Kabul …
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Krupa Patel, a piccolo player in the Purdue “All-American” Marching band, poses with her instrument in her uniform.

Playing a part in an Indy 500 tradition, year after year

Jullianna Niebbia, senior, education, sociology ’22, is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Redefining what it means to be a princess

Senior Delaney Tejcek, pre-law, communications and history minors, ’22, is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Taking every opportunity to shape the future, empower others

Purdue band

Purdue’s mark on the Indianapolis 500

Sophomore Emily Deldar (Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; and Psychological Sciences, ’24) is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Empowering Indiana women through civic engagement

Golduster Sophia Strain poses in front of the Purdue Memorial Union in her Indianapolis 500 dancing uniform.

Becoming a part of Indianapolis 500 and Purdue history

Purdue football players Mike Phipps and Don Kiepert

Boilermaker Bond: Celebrating 50+ Years of Purdue Friendship

Pappas offers Justin Wilson some encouragement before the start of the 2013 Indy 500.

Racing toward Indy 500 dreams

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Purdue alumna Nickey Ramsey takes on ‘Shark Tank’ with an innovative solution for busy parents

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Data science for all: Thriving in a human-centered, data-driven workforce

Golden Girl Amanda Coy has performed with the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band at the Indianapolis 500 since her freshman year as the Girl in Black. (Photo by John Underwood/Purdue University)

Seeing a community come together for race day

Emily Bultinck, junior, biomedical engineering ’23, is one of five Purdue women to be part of the 2022 500 Festival Princess program.

Modeling community service for the next generation as a 500 Festival Princess

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