Research Centers​

NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training - Advanced Life Support

Purdue University will head a center to develop "advanced life support" technologies for sustaining human colonies on Mars and elsewhere in space. Purdue received a $10 million, five-year grant to lead the NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training for Advanced Life Support. The center will include 24 researchers from Purdue and two historically black universities, Alabama A&M in Normal, Ala., and Howard in Washington, D.C.

New Crops and Plant Products Center

A group of faculty across departments within the School of Agriculture who carry out research and technology outreach programs focused on the introduction of new and unique crops and plant products including those appropriate to the fields of horticulture, agronomy, and forestry.