Saab Plans Air Force Jet Facility Near Purdue Campus

May 8, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Swedish manufacturer Saab says it will open an Indiana manufacturing site as part of its production of a new Air Force training jet.

Company officials announced Wednesday plans to spend $37 million on the facility at Purdue University's Discovery Park District Aerospace in West Lafayette. The move comes after Saab and Boeing won a $9.2 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force last year to build at least 351 T-X training jets.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The president of Purdue University says he wants to avoid the appearance of nepotism in a business arrangement that puts his daughter's tiny homes business on the West Lafayette campus for football weekends.

Lauren Chapman

Autism research and education get a boost in Indiana with a newly designated university center.  The Purdue Autism Research Center, or PARC was created in response to a community call for more autism research.  

Samantha Horton

With valve manufacturers looking for new alternatives to lead plumbing, Purdue University researchers say they discovered a new alloy that could meet the demand.

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

NASA Chooses Purdue For New Space Habitats Institute

Apr 10, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — NASA has chosen Purdue University as the site of a new research institute that will design deep space habitats for humans.

The Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute, or RETHi, will be located in West Lafayette, and is set to receive as much as $15 million over five years from the space agency.

The new institute is a partnership with the University of Connecticut, Harvard University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Purdue's Edwards Plans To Hire Agent, Enter NBA Draft

Apr 8, 2019

Purdue guard Carsen Edwards will give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft.

The 6-foot-1 shooting guard also plans to hire an agent. He made the announcement on Twitter .

Edwards was the leading scorer for the Boilermakers this season, averaging 24.3 points. It was the highest average of any Big Ten Conference player since Shawn Respert of Michigan State had 25.6 points in 1994-95.

Twenty-three thousand people die in the U.S every year due to antimicrobial bacteria, or superbugs. A Purdue University researcher says he may have found a way to deal with one of the worst.

MRSA is responsible for 11,000 American fatalities each year. But Mohamed Seleem, a professor of veterinary medicine, has a surprising solution: ten seconds of blue light exposure.

Neil Armstrong Exhibit Opens Today At Purdue

Mar 18, 2019


Jill Sheridan

A new partnership between two Indiana schools aims to advance health care technology by pairing medical researchers with engineers. 

Debt Could Cast Cloud On Long-Term Health Of Farmers

Mar 12, 2019

  The United States Department of Agriculture’s latest report predicts farm incomes will increase this year, but it’s not enough to offset the debt many farmers have. 

The report projects corn price increases, which may sound like good news for Indiana farmers. 

While Siri and Alexa can tell jokes, they don’t know why humans find things funny. But a Purdue University scientist hopes solving that problem will open new doors for device creators.

Purdue Technology Turns Plastics Into Diesel, Gasoline

Mar 5, 2019

Researchers at Purdue University may have found a way to turn plastic bags, milk jugs, and food containers into fuel. 

Lauren Chapman

Indiana’s public universities made their funding requests to Senate legislators Tuesday as that chamber’s budget hearings are underway.

Purdue Civics Test Town Hall: What Test, If Any?

Mar 1, 2019

A Friday discussion about the possibility Purdue University might mandate passage of a civics exam to graduate came to few conclusions, except that the existing national citizenship test seems ill-suited for the job President Mitch Daniels wants done.