Virtually visiting Japan

Virtual reality

Walking through his hometown of Tokyo, you might see some of Kazumi Hatasa’s old haunts. A restaurant with carefully crafted dishes, welcoming neighborhoods he explored with friends, the beautiful nature he enjoyed. But then you slip off your headset and remember that you never left West Lafayette. For Hatasa, chair of East Asian languages and […]

A safe approach

Emily Haas

Emily Haas has long had a passion for safety. That passion took her to the mining community as a senior research behavioral scientist for the Centers for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. During her time at Purdue, her safety efforts focused on motorcycle riders. “She was my right-hand person on the […]

Living the data life

Data Mine

Data is often called a language – one that few people speak well. On the other hand, those who are proficient with data and technology might not be as effective when it comes to writing a report, giving an oral presentation, or speaking a foreign language. What if we could change that? The Data Mine […]