Purdue is located in West Lafayette, Indiana and was founded in 1869. It is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue is known as a world class research university. Their enrollment is the second largest student body in Indiana and also has the 4th largest international student population of any university in the U.S. Originally it was established as a science, agricultural and technology school and was named for a donor, John Purdue.
A large portion of N.A.S.A.’s manned space missions have had at least one Purdue graduate. Its alumni consist of accomplished men and women in many fields including astronauts such as Gus Grissom, Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan.
Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference and are known as the Purdue Boilermakers. Known as the “world’s largest drum”, it stands 10 feet tall on its field carriage and is handled by four band members with two beaters. The drum draws attention wherever it goes from fans who want their picture taken with the instrument. It still has its original 1921 frame, which is eight feet in diameter and nearly four feet between its two heads. It is a symbol that draws attention wherever the band goes.
Some of the largest employers in Lafayette, Indiana are Alcoa, Caterpillar, Subaru, Wabash National and TRW Commercial steering wheels.
As an international university, and a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are self storage units available close to the Purdue University. Students can find gated self storage facilities near 47907. Some facilities offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit. A 5’X5′ unit will usually hold the contents of a typical dorm room and another option is to rent a larger unit and share the space and costs with a friend.