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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...

2014-05-22 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...

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...

2014-02-08 23:00:37

The Worthy Alumni Liaison for the Tau Chapter of Purdue University has recently asked Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque, Trustee of the Disque Foundation and graduate of Purdue University, to become the Distinguished Alumni of 2013. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 The Worthy Alumni Liaison for the Tau Chapter of Purdue University has recently asked Dr. Karl “Fritz” Disque, Trustee of the Disque Foundation and graduate of Purdue University, to become the Distinguished Alumni of 2013....

2014-01-27 08:27:48

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Mark Timney as President and Chief Executive Officer. "We found a proven leader in Mark Timney," said Dr. Raymond Sackler, co-founder and board member of Purdue. "I am confident that his capabilities and experience, coupled with Purdue's culture of excellence, will grow our business and strengthen our healthcare industry leadership." Mark brings more...

Virus Grows Tube To Deliver DNA During Infection Then Sheds It
2013-12-16 07:22:16

Purdue University Researchers have discovered a tube-shaped structure that forms temporarily in a certain type of virus to deliver its DNA during the infection process and then dissolves after its job is completed. The researchers discovered the mechanism in the phiX174 virus, which attacks E. coli bacteria. The virus, called a bacteriophage because it infects bacteria, is in a class of viruses that do not contain an obvious tail section for the transfer of its DNA into host cells....

2013-09-27 23:23:57

The International Collegiate Programming Championship challenges computer science students at top universities from around the world. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Game on. The International Collegiate Programming Championship, known by college students worldwide as the annual Code Wars, is officially open for registration and has recorded its lead off contestant. Purdue University is the first college to sign up for the artificial intelligence hackathon, which will next...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.