Provenance: a World-Class Community Brings Families to the District
Purdue Research Foundation partnered with Old Town Design Group to develop Provenance, a 500-home, mixed-use development spanning townhomes, apartment units, and single-family homes. As one of the premier custom-home builders in Indiana, Old Town Design Group had the right blend of experience, expertise and openness to innovation and new ideas to design an intentional community that meets a diversity of needs.
Take 6 with Meng Deng: Opening a new front in the fight to cure Diabetes
Meng Deng is an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and School of Materials Engineering, and founder of Adipo Therapeutics LLC. The name “Adipo” refers to things related to fat – Deng’s company is based on his research developing a disruptive nanotherapeutic platform that converts energy-storing white fat to energy-burning brown fat in an effort to provide a safe and effective way to treat diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
Stephen Byrn: An optimistic personality who fell into pharmaceutical research
Stephen Byrn took some time away from filling capsules in his lab to speak with us for a Take 6. We learn how being an underdog can be a boon for research, and how machine learning could advance the future of medicine. Professor Byrn also teaches several times a year in Tanzania, Africa. The sustainable medicine program in Africa is aimed at addressing the problem of lack of access to high quality medicines on the continent.
Take 6: Amanda Thompson
Dr. Amanda Thompson is the CEO of Explore Interactive, a game platform that teaches STEM concepts through fun and engaging augmented reality adventures, and a professor of Finance, previously served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Foundry.
Magic of Materials
Creating new materials is key for solving many of the current limiting factors in science. New fabrication methods are necessary, and the demands of technology require multifunctional materials (combined magnetic, electrical and optical). Robynn Paldi has learned that as technology progresses, we require more sustainable and elegant materials to service our needs.
Finding Balance Between Industrial and Natural Systems
March 8 marks International Women's Day, a time meant to celebrate all the achievements of women across the world. Shweta Singh, a Purdue innovator, writes about what inspires her research and innovation.
TAKE 6: GREGORY DEASON
Gregory Deason is the Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Place Making of the Purdue Research Foundation. Following the Purdue Technology Showcase we wanted to get some perspective with Greg on a Take 6. We learn more about how Greg deals with stress, who influenced him, and why he wants Purdue startups to stay for life.
TAKE 6: JOHN BAIN
Purdue Research Foundation is teaming up with Old Town Design Group to bring a new, diverse residential development to the Discovery Park District. PROVENANCE will include single family homes, luxury townhomes, and apartments, with move-in ready units this summer. We sat down (via video chat) to talk to the CEO of Old Town Design Group John Bain for our new interview series, the Take 6.
MOVING TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
The Purdue Research Foundation joins with Purdue throughout the year to support innovators in advancing their technologies and moving them to people in need. The Trask Innovation Fund is one example of that support. It is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. We talked with a recent winner of Trask funding, Yoon Yeo, who received support for technology related to a new drug formulation for cancer immunotherapy.
PURDUE NEWS FLIES AROUND THE WORLD…
The information coming out of Purdue University is a machine that never stops producing as the good news is endless. Before going out to the public, each release is reviewed by a highly professional group of writers, experts and editors. Even after writing a news release, it typically takes a week or more to move it through the approval process – and that is good.
Changes, challenges and successes
In his words, PRF President Brian Edelman is "filled with gratitude as another year comes to a close." Looking ahead to 2021, PRF and Purdue are focused on another year filled with successes across our ecosystem as we aim to change the world through technologies and vibrant companies.
Bringing Better Connectivity....
More than 25% of families in rural communities across the United States lack access to broadband services. As more students are forced to learn from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this lack of e-learning connectivity puts these kids behind those that have such access. David Broecker shares how Innovation Partners Institute (IPI) is helping to solve this problem.
Being a Researcher During a Pandemic...
December 1, 2020 This has been a year like no other in my life as a researcher. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes that I could never have imagined. For one thing, the pandemic required changes in our lab. We had times where we could not be in the lab, which is our playground, and other times where we were happy coding and analyzing data with a computer at home.
Lessons in Entrepreneurship: The Decision to Fold...
November 17, 2020 Wes Crouch, founder of Studytable, shares his experience facing two of entrepreneurship's toughest moments: making a pivot and shutting down. He reminds us that tough decisions, and what some would call failure, are the engines behind giant leaps.