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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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Purdue’s mark on the Indianapolis 500

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