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E4C Seminar Splash Screen

Engineering For Change (E4C) Seminar Series Features LASER PULSE

On June 10, 2021, the E4C Seminar Series featured: The LASER Experience, Integrating Research and Practice for Effective Development. Dr. Arvind Raman, Director of LASER PULSE and Robert V. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University was the featured presenter. A recording from the seminar can be viewed below:


Feature Your Research Translation Success Story

LASER PULSE Network Members, LASER PULSE is interested in featuring your work in research translation on its website and other channels! If you have previous experience in research translation and are interested in further showcasing your work, please complete our Featured Researcher/Practitioner form. As applicable, LASER PULSE will contact you about publishing a feature on your...

US-funded project backs nutrition research in Laos

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Ministry of Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new project "Applied Nutrition Research Capacity Building (ANRCB)." This project is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its LASER PULSE programme led by Purdue University. Read the full story at

Gitau Presentation

Enhancing Data-Driven Decision-Making in EA Water Resources Management

The Laser Pulse East Africa Project on Water Security (LPEAWS) aims to provide water information, data access, decision support, and training to improve water resources (quantity, quality) management and, ultimately, water security in East Africa. This project focuses on the three East African countries—Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda; water resources challenges are similar among the three...

Northern Iraq

LASER PULSE Project Engaging in Research to Support Cultural Restoration in Northern Iraq

Between 2014 and 2017 hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed, and millions of individuals were displaced, due to the Islamic State’s (IS) occupation and the subsequent military campaign to defeat its forces. IS particularly targeted minority communities living in Ninewa province in northern Iraq. Regional livelihoods based on farming and animal husbandry were devastated....

KALRO workshop

Updates from the Field — Building Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains: A Model of Youth Input Resellers in Kenya

Led by Purdue University and the Kenyan Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) the Building Sustainable Resilient Supply Chains: A Model of Youth Input Resellers in Kenya project aims to identify and train motivated rural youth in Eastern Kenyan counties to become resellers of agricultural inputs working in collaboration with local agro-dealers. The goal is...

A Warm Welcome to the New Program Director for LASER PULSE

We are delighted to inform you that Pallavi Gupta has joined us as Program Director for LASER PULSE as of April 1, 2021. Born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh India, Pallavi comes to LASER PULSE with more than 14 years of experience having worked across engineering, management consulting, social entrepreneurship and international development fields with...


POKET – An out of the box tool for researchers to deploy their own crowdsourcing engagements

POKET is an out of the box tool for researchers to deploy their own crowdsourcing engagements. The focus is on projects that can benefit from self-reported data, high-frequency data capture, citizen-generated data, participatory mapping or community-driven insights. POKET retrofits their suite of mobile and desktop tools so researchers can generate location-specific insights in a community, while...