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Science on Tap forum features Purdue expert on BP Gulf oil spill

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue mechanical engineering professor Steve Wereley, who has gained international attention for his analysis of the potential size of the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, will be the featured speaker Thursday (June 17) at the next Science on Tap forum. Wereley’s presentation, “Analyzing Disaster: A Nanoscale Guy […]

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New membrane separates oil from water, could help clean spills

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A new type of membrane that separates oil from water developed by Purdue University material engineers may be used to clean up oil spills such as BP’s massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Youngblood, a Purdue assistant professor of materials engineering, has created technology that could eventually be used […]

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Purdue engineer, other experts to assess Haiti earthquake damage

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A civil engineer from Purdue University is among a contingent of experts traveling to Haiti on Feb. 28 to assess building damage and gather data to help determine how to build structures in the future that are better able to withstand powerful earthquakes. Ayhan Irfanoglu, an assistant professor of civil engineering, […]

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Purdue engineering students get thrills in roller-coaster design course

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Students taking a new roller-coaster design course at Purdue University have discovered that fun, real-world applications make solving difficult engineering problems more interesting. “What we found was that if you show students the fun engineering applications of physics, all of a sudden learning the fundamentals becomes more enjoyable,” said Jeffrey Rhoads, […]

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Purdue receives $105M to lead earthquake engineering network

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Advancing research and education to reduce the devastation and loss of human life from earthquakes and tsunamis is the goal of a new center at Purdue University. The National Science Foundation awarded $105 million to a Purdue-led team to spearhead a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of […]

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HP funds Purdue work to recruit, retain engineering students, develop new teaching model

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University will use a Hewlett-Packard grant to develop and test a new teaching approach designed to boost the academic success of underrepresented minorities in engineering programs. The teaching method represents a potential new model for retaining more underrepresented minorities and others who aren’t thriving in conventional engineering courses, said Jan […]

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