Stories of Purdue

Portrait of Macy DuncanIntroducing PPHS students to the world of higher education

When rising seniors from Purdue Polytechnic High School ( attended a recent summer program at Purdue University, mentors like Macy Duncan provided a glimpse into the college experience.

professor Nusrat Jung and friendsNew Purdue lab provides tiny home for sustainability education

At just 192 square feet, Purdue University’s newest civil engineering laboratory is remarkably small for a research space. Yet, Purdue professor Nusrat Jung has big plans for it.

decorativeResource independence the focus of promising new venture

To function properly, many of our everyday conveniences rely on rare earth metals. This includes cell phones, myriad electronics, batteries and magnets. Even the military widely employs rare earth metals for computerized aircraft engines, battleships and missile systems. Yet, this $4 billion market of essential material is virtually all produced overseas.

5th-most innovative schoolPurdue named 5th-most innovative school in the country

Innovation is at the heart of Purdue University’s persistent pursuit of the next giant leap, and the U.S. News & World Report recognized this commitment by ranking Purdue as the fifth-most innovative school in the country.

Dr. Moche EngelInspiring exceptional students on the road to college

Before taking their giant leap into higher education, many students benefit from strategic initiatives that provide an introduction to life at Purdue University.

Portrait of Noah Alderton An academic triple threat

Noah Alderton first considered studying computer science at Purdue University when he was a high school junior in Fishers, Indiana. However, he likely didn’t foresee himself pursuing three majors.

Dr. Moche EngelER doctor Engel leans on Purdue education during pandemic

When you are an emergency room doctor working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, where persistence and ingenuity are crucial, an engineering degree from Purdue University can be a powerful asset.

CNBC ranks Purdue among colleges that pay off the most

Again and again and again, Purdue University renews its dedication to the persistent pursuit of excellence and affordability. Again and again and again, Purdue delivers.

A graduation 30-plus years in the making

Monica Bryant-Chapman (BS Industrial Engineering Technology ’20) believes in finishing what she starts, something that motivated her to finally complete the college education she began 36 years ago.

Hayden WhiteStudent’s quick actions, expertise help save life

Jennifer Baker credits Hayden White, a rising junior majoring in athletic training at Purdue University, with saving the life of her 20-year-old daughter, Catherine Baker.

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