WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University says its researchers obtained $389 million in outside funding in the past year.
That's almost a 22 percent increase from the previous year and just short of a record amount for Purdue.
Many of the grants from federal, state and foreign governments, although university vice president Suresh Garimella says $98 million came from industries and foundations during the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Purdue researchers received about 4,100 grants in that time.
Those included $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help mass produce a new type of nanomaterial for advanced sensors and batteries and $5 million over five years from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa reduce food waste and improve the processing and marketing of key crops.
Couple arrested month after boy's death
A man and woman were arrested Thursday in the death of the woman's 1-year-old son.
Fishers announces first city controller
The town of Fishers first city controller began this week ahead of its transition into a second-class city next year.
DNA links 'career criminal' to murder of teen
Police arrested a man in the killing of a 15-year-old Ben Davis student whose badly burned body was found in August.
Indy group pushes to bring back iconic art
Fountain Square is using a local photographer's work to bring back its iconic "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" art.
Parent jailed in attack on Evansville bus driver
An Evansville man has been preliminarily charged with battery and trespass after he was accused of boarding an Evansville Vanderburgh School…
500 baby pigs die when semi overturns in Indy
Crews worked to rescue thousands of baby pigs from an overturned semi on the city's west side Thursday evening.