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New Teaching Approach Praised For Engineering Education
2014-06-10 03:56:18

Emil Venere, Purdue University Purdue University researchers who developed a new approach to more effectively teach large numbers of engineering students are recommending that the approach be considered for adoption by universities globally. The system, called the Purdue Mechanics Freeform Classroom, allows students to interact with each other and faculty online while accessing hundreds of instructional videos and animations. It was pioneered by Charles Krousgrill, a professor of...

2014-05-23 23:00:54

The National Business Incubation Association named the Purdue Technology Centers and The Purdue Foundry as the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year during NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in New Orleans. Athens, Ohio (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The National Business Incubation Association named the Purdue Technology Centers and The Purdue Foundry as the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year during NBIA’s International Conference on Business Incubation in New Orleans. The...

2014-05-22 08:28:50

STAMFORD, Conn., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. today announced that Saeed Motahari has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. "We welcome Saeed to the Purdue team. I am confident that his impressive capabilities will strengthen our organization," said Mark Timney, President and CEO of Purdue Pharma. "Saeed's experience and expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our commercial efforts." Saeed has more than 20 years of...

Tornado Activity More Likely Over Multiple Days, As Evidenced By This Week's Storms
2014-05-01 08:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this week, tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and southern states from Nebraska to Mississippi and a new report from a Purdue University tornado expert has found that substantial tornado episodes and particularly strong tornadoes are more inclined to take place within sustained bouts of storm activity lasting three or more days. In a report published by the journal Monthly Weather Review – Jeff Trapp, a planetary sciences...

2014-04-24 12:31:53

Three-Year Project an Experiment in Resource-Efficient Building and Remodeling BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An energy-inefficient, late 1920's vintage bungalow in West Lafayette, Ind., will become a living laboratory for appliance and resource efficiency research thanks to a combined effort by the Whirlpool Corporation and Purdue University. As part of corporate commitments to sustainability and advancements in the home building and remodeling industries,...

Mantis Shrimp Is Stronger Than Airplanes
2014-04-23 03:00:09

Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than standard used in airplane frames Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University, have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in...

2014-04-10 09:52:07

Low-risk Medicare patients entering home health care who received medication therapy management by phone were three times less likely to be hospitalized within the next two months, while those at greater risk saw no benefit, according to a study led by Purdue University. The study helped determine which patients benefit most from medication therapy management by phone and a way to identify them through a standardized risk score, said Alan Zillich, associate professor of pharmacy practice...

2014-04-02 12:33:29

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize in the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/CG96658 The awards were announced at a reception on March 26, in Indianapolis. A record 15 teams completed projects in the competition, which is celebrating its 20(th) anniversary. "For 20 years,...

2014-03-16 23:00:43

Purdue University and Houston Methodist Research Institute plan to collaborate on research and educational initiatives, including clinical trials of drugs developed at Purdue. West Lafayette, IN (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 Purdue University and Houston Methodist Research Institute plan to collaborate on research and educational initiatives, including clinical trials of drugs developed at Purdue. The partnership helps to advance the Purdue Moves drug discovery initiative to translate basic...

2014-03-05 11:06:28

Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that could bring new diagnostic and treatment methods. Findings also suggest that a class of drugs previously developed to treat atherosclerosis might be repurposed for treatment of advanced prostate cancer. The research showed depletion of the compound cholesteryl ester significantly reduced prostate cancer cell...


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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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