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Developing new solutions and tackling global challenges

Discovery

Purdue University engineers have invented a new, patent-pending charging station cable that would fully recharge certain electric vehicles in under five minutes – about the same amount of time it takes to fill up a gas tank. Today, chargers are limited in how quickly they can charge an EV’s battery due to the danger of …

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Balance

Whatever your idea of a typical classroom experience looks like, it’s certainly not The Data Mine. This unique living-learning community offers boundary-breaking learning for students from all backgrounds and gives students the chance to work on real-world projects with major corporations like Beck's Hybrids, Cummins and Microsoft.

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Discovery

Purdue-developed imaging drug allowed surgeons to find additional cancer lesions Ovarian cancer patient Carol Giandonato admits to being apprehensive when her oncologist told her he wanted to make her cancer cells turn fluorescent green.  “Am I going to glow in the dark? Will I be green?” she asked him. Her surgeon explained that when viewing the cancer …

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Discovery

UPDATE: As of January 24, the JWST has reached its orbit. Now that the telescope is where it needs to be, it is beginning to turn on, test and calibrate instruments. This process will take about five months, with the first photos probably appearing in June. The sight of the stars the first time he peered into a …

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President Mung
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 74: President Mung Chiang on Becoming Purdue’s 13th President, Boilermaker Persistence and Family

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to the 13th president of Purdue University, Mung Chiang. Listen in as President Chiang discusses the day he learned he would become president of what he calls “the most consequential …

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

Philip Low works in a laboratory.
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Imaging agent illuminates lung cancer tumors

Removing cancerous tumors relies on a range of tools. Cytalux makes surgery to remove lung cancer tumors more exact.

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

Hudson Tsang smiles at the camera. A small drone sits on the table in front of him.
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How one student’s backup plan became his calling

Hudson Tsang had been interested in becoming an airplane pilot for as long as he could remember.

Statue of John Purdue on the Purdue University campus.
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What is a land-grant university?

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

University Hall on the Purdue University campus.
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A tradition of opportunity

Purdue University was created to serve the people of Indiana and beyond through research, teaching and engagement.

Phil Cook and Kate Young
Podcast

Podcast Ep. 69: Purdue Alum, TikTok Star Phil Cook Celebrates ‘Chem-o-ween’

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re talking to chemistry teacher and TikTok superstar Phil Cook. Listen as Phil (BS chemistry education ’00, MS education ’13) discusses his passion for education, his rise in Internet fame after just one …

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

As a land-grant university, Purdue exists to provide educational opportunity 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 …

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