Congratulations to Professors Robert Kramer and Libby Pelter in the Department of Chemistry and Physics for receiving their latest patent! Together with Professor John Patterson at Purdue West Lafayette, they invented a process that produces hydrogen from garbage, sewage, and other organic wastes. Building on this process, the team plans to develop a modular energy system that can be dropped into storm-ravaged or war-torn areas as well as used in commercial production processes. This system would eliminate potentially hazardous organic wastes, converting them into clean energy and water.
Hydrogen is an environmentally friendly clean burning fuel that only produces water vapor as it burns. It can be used to generate electricity, power vehicles, or provide heat for various applications. The newly awarded patent employs an approach pioneered at the PNW Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center and expands upon a previous research grant from the US Department of Energy. The research team is currently seeking additional funding to further the project and scale up the process for commercial development. #PNWCESPrideContinue reading →
PNW professor of mathematics, Dr. David Feikes, is the recipient of the 2019 Purdue University Christian J. Foster Award!
The award annually recognizes one Purdue faculty members’ contributions to K-12 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Indiana. The award is named after Christian Foster, the former first gentleman of Purdue. Each year, it is awarded to one faculty member on any Purdue campus who has made demonstrable contributions to improving STEM teaching and learning in Indiana’s K-12 schools.
Feikes is a leader in mathematics education, transforming the teaching of mathematics in Indiana, nationally and internationally for more than 25 years. As a recipient of over $3,000,000 in grant funding, Feikes has mentored thousands of teachers and served tens of thousands of students to enhance mathematics, science and engineering teaching and learning throughout the state of Indiana.
“The College of Engineering and Sciences is very proud of Dr. David Feikes, this year’s recipient of the Christian J. Foster Award. Dr. Feikes has spent his career working to improve math education in our K-12 schools and this award is recognition of his outstanding achievements in this area,” said Dr. Daniel Suson, associate dean. “Dr. Feikes is the first recipient outside of the West Lafayette campus and exemplifies the high level of commitment to excellence found among our faculty at PNW. We congratulate him on this important award and its recognition of his dedication to improving mathematical competency throughout the state.”Continue reading →
The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis (CCFSA) is soliciting proposals to support travel for one (1) student from the College of Engineering and Sciences interested in attending the 28th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics in Prague, Czech Republic (Sept. 9-13, 2019).
The Center at PNW was formed to enhance student learning opportunities and community engagement by bridging multidisciplinary activities across the institution in areas of criminology, forensics, and security analysis. As part of its core mission, the Center aims to engage students within these communities while fostering new opportunities for collaboration and professional development. By teaming with the College of Engineering and Sciences, the Center is providing support for a student to attending a scientific meeting in order to promote student and faculty research, community engagement, and professional development. In collaboration with the Center and select members of the ISFG2021 organizing committee, the student will have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, professional network meetings, student/faculty poster presentations, and help promote the ISFG 2021 World Congress in Washington D.C.
The successful candidate must have a strong interest in the natural sciences, with an emphasis in cell, biochemistry, and molecular biology preferred. Strong preference will be given to students with an interest in forensic science, particularly forensic DNA typing. This solicitation is highly competitive and will be judged on the following criteria.
Scholarship proposals must address the criteria listed below. Individual proposals will be judged based upon specified criteria. Applicants which deviate from the specific requirements will not be given consideration.
- Single spaced, size 12 Calibri (Body) font
- Standard Microsoft Word margins (1” L x 1” R x 1” T x 1” B)
- Total of three sections, 1200 words (not including headers)
SECTION 1 (400 words)
- How will the student’s attendance at the ISFG 2019 Congress benefit their educational and professional goals?
SECTION 2 (400 words)
- How will the student’s participation at the ISFG 2019 Congress enhance the forensics program at PNW?
SECTION 3 (400 words)
- How will the student’s participation at the ISFG 2019 Congress benefit the ISFG Congress now and in the future?
To apply: Proposals must be submitted by April 15, 2019 to: email@example.com.
The scholarship will be awarded on Monday, April 29, 2019.Continue reading →
Be sure to check out the Winter 2018 issue of Evidence Technology Magazine! The cover and main article features the team of forensic science faculty at PNW and the University of Illinois at Chicago, along with state-of-the-art simulation design from our Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS).Continue reading →
Sujay Vittal, computer science major, has been accepted for the MIT bootcamp in Brisbane, Australia, February 2019! He is one of 30 students picked globally to attend the prestigious MIT bootcamp.
“I am really excited and I’m looking forward to attending this and representing Purdue University Northwest at the Bootcamp. The bootcamp lasts for a week where the attendees tend to address engineering problems and come up with innovative ideas/solutions as a team. The goal is to build a startup while you’re at the Bootcamp. ” – Sujay Vittal.Continue reading →
For the second year in a row, PNW has ranked among the top 50 Best Engineering Programs (non-doctoral category) by U.S. News & World Report! Congratulations, Purdue Northwest School of Engineering!Continue reading →
We are proud of our students! Learn more about their summer internships.Continue reading →
Charles Steele, (Albert) Karl Larsen (University of Illinois-Chicago), and Daniel Suson are not professional crime scene investigators (CSIs), nor do they play them on TV. They are, however, professional educators with a great deal of collective expertise in forensic science and forensic science training. They help instruct crime scene investigators; and in collaboration with PNW’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), the three have produced and are “going public” with what may be the next generation in CSI training: an immersive, 3D virtual reality training environment and program, in which users must properly locate, identify, and collect evidence in a way that would be legally acceptable in the real world.Continue reading →
Meden Isaac-Lam, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Purdue University Northwest, led the Purdue research team that has developed a new technology that may change how one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer is treated.Continue reading →