Discovery Park

Science
3:17 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Smart grid one focus of Discovery Park workshop

John McDonald, direcor of Technology, Strategy and Policy Development for GE Digital Energy, delivers the Discovery Lecture.
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Electricity and the smart grid are topics for discussion over the next two days at Purdue.

The Cyber and Energy centers in Discovery Park, along with several colleges on the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University-Calumet, are hosting the workshop covering electricity systems.

Chemical Engineering professor Joe Pekny says special focus will be on the smart grid. He says that involves making computer technology available to consumers, so they may participate in the next generation electric grid.

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Education
9:48 am
Wed April 25, 2012

NanoDays events planned, hundreds of K-12 students expected

Hundreds of kindergarten through high school students are expected on the Purdue campus Thursday and Friday.

The nearly 2,000 students and teachers are coming for NanoDays at Discovery Park.

This year’s theme is The Biggest Event for the Smallest Science. Nanotechnology is the ability to measure, manipulate and manufacture objects between one and 100 nanometers in size – that’s a fraction of the diameter of a human hair.

Arts & Culture
3:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Author lecture encourages innovative ideas

A best-selling author is giving a lecture on innovation to Purdue students and faculty.

Frans Johansson is speaking at Loeb Playhouse on the topic of his 2004 book The Medici Effect.

The book focuses on how combining seemingly random ideas can result in innovative breakthroughs.

Johansson hopes his lecture will inspire listeners to step outside their comfort zones. He says Purdue’s Discovery Park encourages a similar approach to innovation.

The Park is teaming up with Lilly Endowment to sponsor the free talk, which begins at 3:30pm Friday, April 13.

Science & Medicine
6:00 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Women's health focus of new Purdue institute

Purdue is launching a new research institute through its College of Health and Human Sciences.

The Women’s Global Health Institute will focus on prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer, bone health and Alzheimer's disease.

Head of Nutrition Science Connie Weaver will serve as the director of the Institute. She says the effort at Purdue to focus on these women’s health issues is unique.

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