Purdue Fort Wayne earns top marks

Purdue University Fort Wayne has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality in preparing future elementary educators to teach math.... Read More

Purdue professor to study images from new space telescope

An assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University says the images released this week from the the James Webb Space Telescope represent a new era in space exploration. Danny Milisavljevic, is leading a team of dozens who will study images produced by the JWST, including the supernova Cassiopeia A.... Read More

Youth motorsports program seeing continued success

An Indianapolis-based nonprofit that uses motorsports as a teaching tool for STEM concepts is continuing to grow. NXG Youth Motorsports, which launched in 2006, uses go-karting to give young people in underrepresented communities an opportunity to learn not only STEM applications, but also life skills and potential careers in motorsports. ... Read More

Semiconductor chip design center planned for West Lafayette

A Taiwan-based chipmaker is partnering with Purdue University to establish a new chip design center on the West Lafayette campus. MediaTek says the center, which is expected to create up to 30 jobs, represents its first partnership with an American university, as well as a new growth model for the company.... Read More

Satellite manufacturer to cut ribbon on Upland office

A small satellite manufacturer in Grant County and its affiliated nonprofit will Thursday mark two milestones. NearSpace Launch Inc. and NearSpace Education will cut the ribbon on its new location in downtown Upland and celebrate sending more than 100 of its satellites into orbit.... Read More

IU researchers awarded NSF grant for fluorescent materials discovery

The National Science Foundation has awarded a trio of researchers at Indiana University Bloomington $1.8 million to advance research on a unique invention. The researchers discovered the world's brightest-known fluorescent solid materials, which the university says could be used to advance technologies such as solar panels, solid state lasers, and medical imaging devices.... Read More

Purdue: Gift to support 40 years of cancer research

A surprise $8.5 million gift from the estate of a former professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University has been earmarked to support cancer research at the lab of renowned researcher Dr. Philip Low. The university says the gift from Dr. John Capaldi, who died in 2020, will fund more than 40 years' worth of research.... Read More

VU Invests in Elementary School STEM Studios

Vincennes University is partnering with the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center at Purdue University to STEM education studios at elementary schools throughout the Hoosier State. The university says the Design and Innovation Studios will help cultivate the next generation of high-tech minds.... Read More

Indiana Tech Receives $1.5M for STEM Training

The federal Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne to support workforce training efforts. The funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, will allow the school to purchase technical equipment that will support 11 engineering- and manufacturing-related certification programs.... Read More

IDOE to Launch Reading, STEM Coaching Programs

The Indiana Department of Education has announced a partnership with 69 schools throughout the state to launch programs that will provide coaching to teachers in reading or STEM subjects. The IDOE is deploying $20 million from the second round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to cover the full cost of programming for the 2022-2023 school year.... Read More