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When Are We Getting Broadband?

The current broadband funding landscape is crowded. It is easy to get lost among so many broadband programs, resources, etc. And while this blog post will not answer all questions and/or clarify these muddy waters, I hope it provides some…

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Office of Engagement Happenings

We are pleased to provide this update from the Purdue University Office of Engagement. This fall we have successfully launched each of our three fellowship programs: Service Learning Fellows, Scholarship of Engagement Fellows and Societal Impact Fellows. This portfolio of…

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PCRD Charts New Five-Year Course

It is hard to believe I became director of the Center more than two years ago in June of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was ongoing. While those were challenging times, I believe the pandemic also brought new opportunities. For…

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Social Snapshot – August ’22

The State of the Digital Divide in the United States The COVID-19 pandemic shed a bright light on an issue that has been around for decades: the digital divide. As parents, children, and workers scrambled to learn, socialize, and work…

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The State of the Digital Divide in the United States

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic shed a bright light on an issue that has been around for decades: the digital divide. As parents, children, and workers scrambled to learn, socialize, and work from home, adequate internet connectivity became critical. This analysis…

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The Evolution of Rural Indiana Stats

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) continues to update its online data platform, Rural Indiana Stats (RIS). The pandemic of 2020 has caused several delays and RIS was unfortunately one of those things. Recently, PCRD has had the opportunity…

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