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Purdue food science team enters gluten-free pita pocket in national baking competition

15 hours 5 min ago
When a team of graduate students from Purdue University’s Department of Food Science decided to take on a challenge from the American Society of Baking (ASB), they developed an innovative and marketable product.

Grain dust explosions up, injuries and fatalities decline

February 21, 2019 - 5:00am
An increase in grain dust explosions were reported nationally at grain handling, feed manufacturing and biofuel facilities in 2018; however, resulting injuries and fatalities were down from the previous year, according to an annual report issued by Purdue University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

New soil moisture and temperature data helps predict life-threatening Indian monsoon rains

February 21, 2019 - 5:00am
Thunderstorms embedded within Indian monsoon systems can deluge areas with dozens of inches of rain in little time, causing severe flooding and the loss of hundreds of lives each year. Better predictions of when, where and how much rain will fall is key to saving property and lives.

Purdue student startups expand to statewide presence

February 20, 2019 - 5:00am
Networking is a cornerstone to entrepreneurial success, and continuing to expand and grow such networks can expand and grow a business, and two Purdue University student startups are taking advantage of such opportunities across the state of Indiana.

Indiana students can get free FAFSA filing help Feb. 24

February 19, 2019 - 5:00am
Current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in the fall of 2019 should file the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before Purdue’s priority filing date of March 1.

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership teams with city of South Bend to train companies to implement Lean principles

February 19, 2019 - 5:00am
Workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies recently completed Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Team Member Lean Certificate Training and Lean Practitioner Implementation Certificate programs.

Energy demand, sources will change with Indiana’s climate

February 19, 2019 - 5:00am
Hoosiers will heat homes and businesses less but rely more on air conditioning as Indiana’s climate warms. They’ll also get more of their energy from natural gas and renewable sources as those become more cost-effective throughout the rest of the century.

Purdue aviation adds full flight simulator to suite of training devices

February 19, 2019 - 5:00am
Purdue Polytechnic Institute students will soon reach a new level of aviation training without leaving the ground.

Purdue announces ongoing tuition freeze, staff appreciation payment for West Lafayette campus

February 18, 2019 - 7:47pm
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced Monday (Feb. 18) that Purdue plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels for an eighth consecutive year — through the 2020-21 academic year — and will provide a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring to all West Lafayette campus staff who make $75,000 or less and who were employed as of Dec. 31, 2018. Eighty-three percent of all non-faculty Purdue associates will receive the one-time payment.

Innovative bio-based air filter could transform air filtration, possibly reduce airborne allergens indoors

February 14, 2019 - 5:00am
The World Health Organization estimates that 90 percent of people breathe polluted air, which causes 7 million premature deaths each year. That’s why Ongenia LLC, a Purdue-affiliated startup, is developing a bio-material alternative to standard heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units’ air filters.

Lonely and isolated – but not by choice

February 14, 2019 - 5:00am
The unpredictable winter weather can be dangerous for anybody. It can have a greater impact on older adults who struggle with their concerns for safety against their ability to get out of the house.

New heated jacket keeps police, military and others warm in harsh winter temperatures; charges up by USB battery bank

February 13, 2019 - 2:45pm
A new line of heated jackets powered by a mobile USB battery bank will protect police officers, military personnel and others while working in harsh winter conditions.

Purdue Federal is lead sponsor of Purdue University’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
2019 brings significant milestones for two Greater Lafayette organizations—Purdue Federal Credit Union’s 50th anniversary and Purdue University’s 150th anniversary.

Papa John’s and Purdue University Global Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Tuition Benefit Program

February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a new tuition benefit program for its 20,000 corporate team members that is unique in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. The tuition reimbursement education program, offered in partnership with Purdue University Global, covers 100 percent of tuition costs of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs for Papa John’s corporate team members.

$1M award from Keck Foundation supports quantum matter, string theory research at Purdue

February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to experimentally test an early prediction originated from string theory: An analog of space and time can emerge from the collective behavior of a system composed of strongly interacting quantum particles.

Artificial intelligence sparks new arms race

February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
The United States is in a new arms race with Russia and China; the Pentagon just released (Feb. 12) its report 'Harnessing AI to Advance our Security and Prosperity.' Earlier this week (Feb. 11), President Donald Trump signed an executive order, 'Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence,' which calls for a variety of actions in the federal government to make AI research and education a priority.

Industry leaders to discuss ethical supply chain at global conference

February 13, 2019 - 5:00am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will bring industry leaders to campus Friday (Feb. 15) for the spring 2019 Global Supply Chain Management Initiative (GSCMI) Conference, to be held in the Purdue Memorial Union.

Fast lane: Purdue app aims to make ride-sharing easier

February 12, 2019 - 5:00am
College students looking to share a ride for a weekend getaway, a trip home or a spring break vacation now have a new option from a Purdue University-affiliated startup.

Successful launch of rocket from high-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to microsatellites

February 12, 2019 - 5:00am
A startup that plans to use high-altitude balloons to deploy rockets has successfully fired a test launch, moving closer to its goal of helping end the backlog of microsatellites that wait months or longer to “hitch” a ride on larger rockets.

Climate report to show shifts in Indiana energy demand, sources

February 12, 2019 - 5:00am
Indiana’s warming climate will change Hoosier demands for heating and cooling energy, and energy sources will shift further away from coal, according to the next report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team.