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IMPORTANT FALL 2020 REGISTRATION DATES

ATTENTION STUDENTS: The Registrar’s Office has made some changes to registration dates for the Fall 2020 Semester.

If you do not plan to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester and will be taking courses online, you have until July 6, 2020. After this deadline, you will not be able to opt in to fully online.

OPEN REGISTRATION FALL 2020 DATES HAVE CHANGED
Open registration has been pushed back a and will now open July 24, 2020.

For the most up to date information, please refer to the registrar’s website: https://www.purdue.edu/registrar/index.html

Callouts

The Baby Boilers are Back / a virtual event

THE BABY BOILERS ARE BACK
AUGUST 14, 2020 @ 7PM EST

Robbie Hummel, Jajuan Johnson, and E’twaun Moore are reuniting on a RootShare virtual event to share their Purdue story and how this has shaped them into the people they are today. With the first hour broken up into three sections, our guests will share their college life memories, expand on their post grad experiences, and end with advice they would have given to their younger selves. The remaining forty-five minutes of the event will be open to our viewers and their questions they have for the Baby Boilers. We are excited to bring these outstanding alumni back in touch with their Purdue roots and hear first-hand what it means to be a boilermaker.

RootShare is aiming to be a more centralized Purdue network, a one stop shop for all things students need. 

The first virtual event we’re hosting, will be moderated by Chris Hartley, former basketball player of Purdue and current CRO of BritePool. The event will include a panel discussion with Robbie Hummel, E’Twaun Moore and Jajuan Johnson. 

Students will be able to ask questions if they are preapproved ahead of time by emailing emily.dalessandro@rootshare.io. Please sign up to reserve your seat. 

Our link is: rootshare.io

Classes

Fall 2020: 3 Credit Hour ME 59700 Independent Project Opportunity

Title:

Combined Heating and Cooling for Agricultural Applications

Abstract:

The project is sponsored by Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) as part of the chill challenge (https://www.ewb-usa.org/chill-challenge/) to provide affordable, off-grid refrigeration. This research will examine the potential for using a combined heating and cooling vapor compression system to produce ice and to dry crops. Vapor compression refrigeration systems have a high initial cost, and a combined system, which uses the evaporator capacity to create ice and the condenser heat to dry crops, may provide a way to offset that cost. The research will evaluate food drying and storage practices, including their prices and seasonality. Potential applications of the technology will then focus on locations that produce food items that command high value and/or are available throughout the year, as these will provide more benefits than seasonal food items. A food value map will be created based on literature and market review to help in selecting best dehydrator type for a given region and season. The project aims in building a system that generates 100-150 kg of ice per day, using a vapor compression cycle with R290 as the refrigerant and solar PV as an energy source. A simulation model will be built to evaluate the system performance and help the components selection for future prototype design. The prototype will be built and evaluated in the laboratory environment.

Main tasks to be performed:

Work as a member of the team with graduate students and professors to

  • Learn and understand the working principle of vapor compression cycle
  • Assistance in generating the food valve map
  • Using the simulation model to perform parametric studies
  • Components selection and prototype system design using 3D model software
  • Help building and carry out performance testing on the system

* The tasks will be flexible based on the interests of the students and workload.

Contact info:

Principal Investigator:

Graduate Students: