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  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 16 – Nuclear Innovation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Purdue University will be hosting a summit next week, titled “What IF Nuclear Innovation Could Save The World?: Atoms for Humanity” on September 3-5. This summit comes on the heels of the excitement  last month when it was announced that Purdue was the first in the nation to have an all-digital nuclear reactor. Ahead of next week’s summit, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with Purdue Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Dr. Lefteri Tsoukalas about nuclear innovation, Purdue’s digital nuclear […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 15 – Chris Kramer

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Former Purdue Basketball player Chris Kramer enjoyed a very successful athletic and academic career for the Old Gold and Black. He was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and left Purdue as the all-time steals leader.  Nowadays, Kramer is enjoying a successful overseas career,  most recently playing in Lithuania before recently signing to play for Khimki Moscow Region. Kramer is currently in Fort Wayne while rehabbing a knee injury suffered in early […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 14 – School of Nursing

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Often in the news, we see stories on the desperate need for more nurses. Purdue Professor Dr. Nancy Edwards and the university are well aware of the issues our nation faces in this department, and are finding ways to combat the shortage. In the latest episode of Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue, Dr. Edwards discusses with FOX59’s Adam Bartels how Purdue is addressing the need for more nurses, and the many different roles those nurses […]

  • Indianapolis man wins $100K playing HQ Trivia

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indianapolis resident Jeff Frank won $100,000 playing HQ, an app-based, online trivia game. This past Sunday, HQ hosted its season four finale, which was a winner-take-all event. After 22 questions, Frank was the last person standing, making him the big winner! Frank is a huge trivia buff and has been playing HQ for about two years. He says he enjoys playing trivia with his girlfriend, who was with him when he won the big prize! “I was in […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 13 – Back To School Tips

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Back to school time can be an adjustment for students, especially college freshman leaving home for the first time. Purdue University recently released a list of five tips for students to help best prepare for the academic year.  These items range from establishing new routines,  vaccinations, healthy eating, sleep, and limiting time of devices. In the latest episode of Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with Dr. Libby Richards and Dr. Meg […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 12 – College of Agriculture

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The College of Agriculture at Purdue University has many layers to it that go beyond just farming. In the latest episode of Full Steam Ahead: A Podcast About Purdue, FOX59’s Adam Bartels talks with Senior Associate Dean and Director of Purdue Extension, Dr. Jason Henderson about those multiple layers of agriculture, and how they touch all 92 counties in Indiana. Henderson also discusses some of the exciting research and discoveries happening at Purdue, as well as Purdue […]

  • Woman killed in hit-and-run crash on Indy’s southeast side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A 62-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the southeast side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the call of a pedestrian struck near the intersection of South Arlington Avenue and South Brookville Road. Officers arrived on scene to find the victim lying in the road. Police say they are looking for a black 2002-2009 GMC Envoy with tinted windows. It was last seen travelling […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 11 – Summer Commencement Speaker Matt Pharris

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Matt Pharris arrived at Purdue University as a freshman in 2010.  Nine years later, he will address the graduating class at Purdue’s 2019 Summer Commencement. Pharris spent the majority of the last decade in West Lafayette, with a few detours mixed in, as an undergrad and graduate student, studying Biomedical Engineering.  In the latest episode of the Full Steam Ahead Podcast, FOX59’s Adam Bartels speaks with Pharris on being selected to address the graduates, his studies, life […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 10 – Recapping Purdue’s B1G Media Days

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The B1G Football 2019 Media Days wrapped up last week. Along with Head Football Coach Jeff Brohm,  three players – Markus Bailey, Lorenzo Neal, and Consensus All-American Rondale Moore – were sent to Chicago to represent Purdue.  Among the topics discussed were eliminating mistakes, relying on young and inexperienced players, expectations and usage for last year’s freshman sensation, Rondale Moore as well as Tyler Trent‘s impact on the program. Coach Brohm also spoke on his senior leaders, the […]

  • Full Steam Ahead Podcast Episode 9 – Neil Armstrong Exhibit and Purdue’s Historical Connection to Space Exploration

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Fifty years ago,  American astronaut and Purdue graduate, Neil Armstrong spoke those famous words. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this week, FOX59’s Adam Bartels speaks with the Barron Hilton Archivist for Flight and Space Exploration and associate head of Archives and Special Collections, Tracy Grimm of Purdue, about the significance of Armstrong’s historical steps on the moon, the exhibit in his honor on […]

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