Today’s blog is dedicated to one member in particular: Purdue University.
From Purdue’s team of student ambassadors to promote COVID-19 safety to breakthroughs in space technologies, this school is continuing its status as a trailblazer in solving many of the problems facing our world today.
Trailblazing alums from Purdue include: Neil Armstrong, Orville Redenbacher and Drew Brees.
Campus COVID-19 Response
- Purdue University recognized that keeping the campus community safe during COVID-19 requires peer engagement, so the school created a team of students called Protect Purdue Ambassadors. Ambassadors make presentations to campus clubs/organizations, create COVID-19 awareness videos on social media, educate peers in regular conversations and more. Here are just a few of their videos we love:
- To ensure safe access to Purdue’s theater performances, the school’s Department of Theatre is experimenting with digital platforms. Many performances will be produced by artists of color and focus on social justice and equity.
Research and Innovations
As usual, Purdue researchers are hard at work on both COVID19 and non-COVID19 innovations, moving us closer to a cleaner, healthier world.
- Purdue and 3M (another BCC member!) teamed up to manufacture thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment. Teamwork makes the dream work!
- Researchers worked with Purdue’s Office of Technology Commercialization to create a printing process that turns paper/cardboard packaging into a keyboard, keypad or other interface, which can be used for safer user interaction with food packaging and even additional music playing options.
- To help local public health officials reopen their buildings safely during COVID-19, Purdue created Building Water Essentials, a research-backed online short course that serves as a unified resource on how to clean idle water systems in buildings that were shut down for a period of time.
Fun, inspiring stories about Purdue students, faculty, staff and alums.
- About 20% of Purdue’s undergrads are first generation college students. Here’s how Purdue is honoring them.
- Purdue was recently honored by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for making STEM-based education available in urban communities and for developing online degree programs to support adult learners.
- Did you know that Purdue has a podcast? It’s worth a listen!
- NASA awarded funding to several researchers in Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and School of Mechanical Engineering
- U.S. News ranked Purdue as the 5th Most Innovative School in the country.
- Oh and Purdue just got a shoutout in Vogue.
To support their research, projects and decision making, Purdue students and faculty use BCC’s market research library, which includes thousands of reports covering 25 industries. Explore our library here.