Purdue Polytechnic’s Robert Nawrocki and his research colleagues are designing a soft, flexible electrode that can be comfortably placed on the skin, enabling a treatment called deep nerve stimulation. The new technology could potentially provide relief for medical disorders including migraine, rheumatoid arthritis and many gastrointestinal illnesses without the side effects of traditional pharmaceutical treatments.
A $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., will help establish a centralized, virtual hub called “Innovation College” to encourage innovative teaching methods that reach across disciplines.
Gateway ComplexPurdue University announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has given a $40 million grant to help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, an interdisciplinary hub with project-based instructional labs, design studios and other collaborative spaces. The complex will replace the Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Labs facilities.
During a visit to Purdue University, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a $12 million award to Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute to develop a program to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals.
During August-September 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $1,863,262.
Faculty who received funding (all are principal investigators unless otherwise noted) were: