College Update

The model is working: 50 Purdue Polytechnic High School students earn college admission

It does not seem possible, but the very first seniors from Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) will graduate soon. Four years ago, we created the high school with two objectives: to offer an alternative learning environment designed to better prepare students for today’s workplace, and to increase significantly the disproportionately low number of underrepresented students who apply to and are admitted to Purdue.

Purdue Polytechnic can lead the way to Higher Ed 4.0

The intersection of my backgrounds in engineering design, manufacturing and STEM education has given rise to a transdisciplinary way of thinking. Manufacturing is going through a transformation that is sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, which applies digital transformation technologies (AI/ML, data and data analytics, IoT, and cloud computing) to the design and manufacturing process.

Vigilance keeps us healthy on campus

Through the remarkable efforts of all of us at Purdue, we are currently in our 10th week of instruction for the fall semester. We have just a few more weeks to go before the Thanksgiving break. I urge all of you to continue to follow the practices we have in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep all of us safe. In talking with faculty, staff and students, I know there is some amount of weariness, but now is not the time to let our guard down.

Protect Purdue and the Polytechnic

Welcome back! Whether you join the fall semester in person or virtually, I know that we are all wrapping up a unique summer in preparation for a first-of-its-kind fall semester at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. I am extremely proud of the innovative solutions our faculty and staff have implemented in order to deliver the best instructional experience to each of our students while following COVID-19 precautions.