Tech Insider Archives

Tech Insider is a newsletter from the dean sent to all Purdue Polytechnic faculty & staff.


March 19, 2024

  • Innovation, growth & alumni achievements showcased in new videos
  • The Next Giant Leap — Flexjet's Kevin Dillon
  • Trimble Technology Lab is “heritage and future” for construction programs
  • Guitar made from Mackey floor, crafted by Polytechnic student, auctioned for nearly $11K after Purdue vs. IU
  • Computer graphics programs climb national rankings in animation, game design, UX
  • First-gen student says attending Purdue serves as “a catalyst for change”
  • Driverless car challenge prepares students for next wave of autonomous technology
  • Previous experiences with mentors drive Purdue professor in Indianapolis to help her students succeed
  • Polytechnic faculty, staff invited for free studio photos
  • CIT forms first grad student association with faculty, alumnus advisor
  • American Chemical Society awards young faculty grant to Tao
  • Fueling advanced manufacturing growth across Indiana’s Hard Tech Corridor: reimagine IN-MaC through Purdue in West Lafayette and Indianapolis
  • Seigfried-Spellar wins Google research grant, investigates global factors in online grooming
  • PlayStation, ‘Last of Us’ and beyond: Q&A with master’s alumnus Xingyu Lei
  • Polytechnic co-founded company creates new search-and-rescue drone for first responders
  • Seigfried-Spellar holds inaugural Adelaide workshop for combatting child sexual abuse
  • SMART Lab proposes new system to improve interactions between humans, robots
  • Kao wins NSF grant, studying methods to level playing field in virtual education
  • Air Force ROTC hosts summit with Space Force leadership, industry, President Chiang
  • Castro hosts inaugural Lecture Series event with prolific editor in chief
  • CIT hosts delegation from South Korea, plans 2024 symposium
  • Asunda leads State Department-funded project to improve Kazakhstan's STEM education
  • ‘Persistent Pursuit’ features Brittany Gallarneau, Boilermaker in flight
  • Gao creates tools to determine how customers decide their preferred airport


December 14, 2023

  • Newly enhanced Polytechnic mission & vision statements, strategic goals will focus our efforts
  • Capture 3D, Zeiss ScanBox gift delivers on cross-college collaboration, increases students' workforce readiness
  • Engineering Technology hosts a day of smart manufacturing at Purdue
  • Jiang earns Thomas C. Keefer Medal for safety research
  • Purdue IN-MaC, Endress+Hauser cooperate on STEM lab for K-8 students
  • Purdue, Flexjet partner to launch AeroSphere for business aviation
  • Six Polytechnic faculty win Seed for Success, high dollar-value research award
  • Trimble donates $22M to Construction Management Technology for new lab
  • Kao’s vocal research has implications for women in virtual work, gaming, education
  • PhD student earns high placement in popular cognitive engineering research competition
  • Association awards Polytechnic PhD student, faculty, alumnus for new AI research
  • Polytechnic students, faculty bring tech expertise to dozens of research projects at university-wide Expo
  • Seigfried-Spellar to present during spring Westwood Lecture Series
  • COEUS to be replaced by PERA
  • New online hub for Polytechnic marketing & communications now available

November 2, 2023

  • Polytechnic focus areas include manufacturing and Indianapolis
  • New template for posters & updating obsolete logos
  • Update older PowerPoint presentations & other materials, too
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Video tour of Smart Learning Factory
  • SMART Lab to have standout presence at world’s leading robotics conference
  • ‘We need more young people like this’: ROTC donor, Army veteran gives back
  • NSF funds AI, augmented reality research in Polytechnic’s aviation programs
  • Engineering Technology faculty lead on Purdue's semiconductor, CHIPS Act goals
  • Doctoral student awarded by National Academy division in D.C.

September 21, 2023

  • Your input will guide the Polytechnic’s continued growth
  • Trask Innovation Fund to award researchers up to $50,000 to enhance Purdue intellectual property
  • First-of-its-kind Gibson guitar partnership enhances students' experiential learning
  • Polytechnic high school network takes leaps forward, will receive new scholarships
  • Purdue Polytechnic eclipses enrollment record seventh consecutive time
  • Part 1: Bias in AI—NSF awards Romila Pradhan's pursuit of fairer machine learning models
  • Part 2: Wenhai Sun’s mission to bridge AI and online privacy with NSF award
  • PhD student takes chance on America, finds ideal Purdue program and community
  • German executive, industry pioneer seeks Polytechnic recruits for dual master’s degree abroad
  • New concentration gives students experience with industrial construction, transportation
  • Nominations Violet Haas Award due Oct. 5
  • Nominations Leadership in Action Award also due Oct. 5
  • Purdue Entrepreneurial Alumni Reunion connects Boilermaker entrepreneurs and campus programs
  • Find out what’s happening on campus, in the community with the Purdue University Events Calendar
  • Campuswide PurdueALERT test scheduled for Sept. 28
  • Proposals for spring 2024 Discovery Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Internship program due Oct. 6
  • Applications sought for associate vice provost for Purdue University in Indianapolis

August 22, 2023

  • Giant leaps, past and future
  • 2023 Techie T-shirts
  • PowerPoint & research poster templates
  • 12 Polytechnic professors receive promotions
  • Polytechnic faculty, staff awarded at annual luncheon
  • Hubbard dives deeper into Murphy Award win
  • Strimel fused teaching and research to win Murphy Award for instruction
  • Asunda named as 2023-2024 Fulbright Scholar to Kenya
  • Hubbard granted patent for new heat exchanger technology
  • Researchers combine 3D printing, electric poling into single process
  • Faculty build sleeker, faster crime-fighting tool
  • Hartman ‘shaping technology education’ as influential NC State alumnus
  • Faculty co-leading project to increase software security
  • NSF grant will address disparities among Black engineering technology students
  • After IUPUI split, Purdue Polytechnic to lead tech programs in Indianapolis
  • Guitar lab student forges his own path with Polytechnic curriculum
  • Design and Innovation Challenge showcases creative problem-solving across student disciplines
  • Students get real-world consultation experience with Purdue's local businesses
  • Professional flight team wins top ten spot in all-women air race
  • Alumni-founded drone maker wins $100,000 startup funding from Purdue
  • Alumni create ‘smart garden’ home appliance supported by Indiana manufacturing
  • Tech Expo 2023 hosts student designs, technological solutions for businesses
  • High schoolers jump-start a career in flight with help from Polytechnic Indianapolis, others
  • SMART Lab introduces area high schoolers to the wide world of robotics
  • Purdue, Space Force collaboration introduces high school students to careers in aviation and space
  • Japanese consulate visits Purdue, tours new Polytechnic facilities in Dudley and Lambertus Halls
  • Polytechnic adds 14 hands-on lab facilities in Dudley and Lambertus Halls
  • Eligibility change made to PERF retirement program; additional university retirement plan updates announced
  • Additional Purdue Mobile ID devices available for campus units, facilities wanting to take mobile credentials step
  • $1.3B investments in Purdue University facilities for students and faculty
  • Reminder: New salary tier for medical benefits in effect; no change on 2023 benefit premiums for current employees
  • Roth in-plan conversion option now available within voluntary retirement plan
  • Southwest Airlines offers opportunity for Purdue employees to earn A-List status
  • Reminder for instructors with sponsored class projects or capstone projects
  • Departments must conduct sex, violent offender checks for student hires
  • Purdue Farmers Market continues through October

April 20, 2023

  • Reflections on my first year: The most impressive aspect of the Polytechnic is its people
  • Cancer survivor launches non-profit “We Fight Together”
  • 12 Polytechnic professors receive promotions
  • Strimel, Hubbard receive Murphy Awards for outstanding undergraduate teaching
  • Giri, grad students design the future of Purdue Sports in the metaverse
  • Salam develops new technology to advance sustainable agriculture
  • Aviation Day featured alumni pilots, parachute team, commercial and military aircraft
  • Asunda receives funding from United States embassy in Kazakhstan
  • Purdue hosted electrical vehicle "Test and Tune" event at Allison Transmission in Indy
  • Dudley, Lambertus Halls (Gateway Complex) dedication signals kinship between Polytechnic, Engineering, industry sponsors

February 25, 2023

  • Creating a diverse, welcoming college where everyone thrives and belongs
  • Diversity conversations
  • Unmanned aerial systems student discovers a love for flight outside of the cockpit
  • Seigfried-Spellar receives Purdue Jefferson Award
  • Parsons, colleagues awarded $7.5M NSF Center of Excellence grant for science gateways
  • Disney connections: Purdue alum keeps “Pandora – The World of Avatar” flying
  • Five Polytechnic professors collaborate to create NSF-funded framework for human-robot teamwork at construction sites
  • Student research team competing in Amazon’s Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge
  • French’s hands-on “guitar lab” course proves popular with students

January 11, 2023

  • New spaces, new collaborations
  • Office moved? Update your web profile
  • Vhaduri, Simhadri awarded at conference for research into health monitoring smartphone apps
  • Scholarship enables student to pursue construction management degree


December 13, 2022

  • Polytechnic reach, influence to expand in 2023
  • Dudley Hall & Lambertus Hall (the Gateway Complex)
  • Sheffield receives Purdue’s outstanding leadership in globalization award
  • Ringenberg completes giant leap from Purdue student to professor
  • Alumnus makes giant leap from Mr. Football to Piedmont Airlines first officer
  • Newell, Garcia-Bravo, colleagues create patent-pending method to embed sensors in 3D-printed parts
  • Munguia receives Special Boilermaker Award

October 26, 2022

  • Celebrating peers and welcoming new opportunities
  • Anderson-area children introduced to food-related STEM careers
  • Purdue Motorsports, Polytechnic partner for electric go-kart event in South Bend (includes video)
  • Polytechnic Anderson receives college readiness grant
  • Barber-Dansby receives Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service
  • Microelectronics workforce program awarded $10.8M
  • NSWC Crane collaborates with Purdue researchers to build battery lab testing capability, enhance battery performance
  • Four construction management students named Kiewit Scholars

September 26, 2022

  • Polytechnic enrollment growth fuels an exciting start to the academic year
  • Purdue Polytechnic shatters enrollment record sixth consecutive time
  • Three aviation students earn ISTAT scholarships

August 19, 2022

  • Castro-Lacouture named next Polytechnic dean
  • 15 professors receive promotions
  • Faculty, staff awarded, recognized for accomplishments in 2021-2022
  • New polytechnic at University of Oklahoma inspired by Purdue Polytechnic
  • Outstanding Faculty in Discovery: Kilaz aims for sustainably fueled future
  • Parsons receives first NSF CAREER award in Computer Graphics Technology
  • Seigfried-Spellar named Fulbright Scholar for her work targeting child sex offenders in Spain
  • Purdue leads in awarding PhD degrees to Black Boilermakers in engineering-related technology
  • Sheffield recognized for outstanding leadership in globalization
  • Hammoud receives inaugural Steps to Leap award
  • Laux, colleagues receive industry awards for co-authored book on Lean Six Sigma, quality
  • Howard publishes book on careers in video game development
  • Students place first, third at 2022 airport-related design challenge
  • Major multidisciplinary research partnership with Peruvian university gets ready for third phase
  • Purdue, United Airlines establish partnership for pilots’ career development
  • Purdue helping industry find qualified workers for smart manufacturing
  • Kiewit Scholars gift to foster future leaders in design, construction
  • STEM enrichment program introduces Anderson-area girls to career paths, college
  • Zimpfer, Debs build construction-focused YouTube channel
  • Polytechnic, PROSTEP partner to power, extend integration solutions for manufacturing research, education
  • Purdue Air Race Classic team takes to the skies
  • Holistic Safety and Security research projects receive national attention, funding
  • Future Work and Learning research projects focus on all human-technology interactions
  • Realizing the Digital Enterprise researchers pair technology, social responsibility
  • Paving the way for skin-compatible sensors for personal health monitoring
  • Teamwork facilitation and conflict resolution skills in virtual education environments
  • Student researchers present Future Work and Learning projects at spring poster session
  • Student researchers present Realizing the Digital Enterprise projects at spring poster session (1 of 2)
  • Student researchers present Realizing the Digital Enterprise projects at spring poster session (2 of 2)
  • Student researchers present Holistic Safety and Security projects at spring poster session
  • Sharing select phone and fitness device data to aid law enforcement
  • Researchers create autonomous robot that disinfects classrooms

February 11, 2022

  • Polytechnic and campus resources in light of recent campus incident


December 9, 2021

  • Practicing authentic diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Identifying flight phase times to predict harmful emissions, noise pollution
  • Byrd, colleagues awarded $15 million geospatial science research grant
  • IN-MaC, iBASEt partner to expand manufacturing research, education
  • Mott appointed head of School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
  • Flexible materials and 3D printing – the next generation of additive manufacturing
  • Student team wins Conexus Indiana National Collegiate Case Competition

November 11, 2021

  • Polytechnic faculty, staff lean in and help others
  • Finalists for dean of the Polytechnic Institute to make on-campus presentations
  • Duval-Couetil named Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow to assist faculty, students
  • Technology helping Purdue address aviation industry pilot shortage
  • Sharing limited forensic data could benefit citizens, law enforcement
  • Polytechnic post-bachelor grad receives Indiana Teacher of the Year Award
  • New faculty, staff bring diverse backgrounds, research interests to Purdue Polytechnic (part 2 of 2)
  • Seigfried-Spellar, Williams named Societal Impact Fellows
  • Berger receives Leadership in Action Award
  • Design and Innovation Challenge goes virtual
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School continues to grow
  • Polytechnic now delivering all coursework at locations around Indiana
  • Alumni Spotlight: Wayne Ripberger's Purdue degree sparked 50-year manufacturing engineering career

October 18, 2021

  • The next phase of Polytechnic excellence
  • Polytechnic Anderson partners with utility provider for ag engagement, education
  • “Vision keeper” guides Purdue Polytechnic high school network to success
  • Survey says incorporating artificial intelligence could benefit manufacturers
  • Krimson Aviation announces Purdue diversity scholarship for aviation, management
  • New faculty, staff bring diverse backgrounds, research interests to Purdue Polytechnic (part 1 of 2)
  • CIT researchers develop new “deep learning” methods to fight wildfires with drones
  • Teaching in the COVID era: STEM camp in a box
  • Polytechnic expands high-tech learning opportunities in Kokomo

September 22, 2021

  • Fall is in the air
  • French honored in inaugural cohort of 150th Anniversary Professors
  • Holistic Safety and Security research projects receive national attention, funding
  • Aviation experts collaborate with industry to address critical shortage of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians
  • Interdisciplinary research explores the power – and limitations – of lithium ion batteries
  • Researchers work with Toolbox Dialog Initiative to improve cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Construction management’s accelerated Degree in 3 program produces inaugural cohort of graduates

August 19, 2021

  • Largest-ever group of new faculty, staff join Purdue Polytechnic
  • Esters announced as Polytechnic’s inaugural associate dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and faculty affairs
  • Polytechnic faculty, staff awarded, recognized for accomplishments in 2020-2021
  • 12 Polytechnic professors receive promotions
  • CGT’s Garcia Bravo receives Purdue’s top undergraduate teaching award
  • Strimel earns 2021 Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award
  • Nawrocki honored with 2021 Young Investigator Award
  • Digital crime unit becomes inspiration for new Indiana law
  • Robotics camp hosted by Purdue Polytechnic Columbus inspires Black teens to explore STEM
  • Researchers aim to make conveyor belts smart, able to predict mechanical failure
  • Nawrocki’s nervous system treatment research awarded Purdue Polytechnic’s first Showalter grant
  • Construction management capstone instructors honored for exceptional teaching during pandemic
  • Combating pilot fatigue in collegiate aviators
  • Webster wins trio of teaching awards from ASEE, Purdue
  • Polytechnic team among finalists in NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2
  • For Purdue's first online Doctor of Technology grad, flexibility to learn wherever, whenever was key
  • Graduating senior named G.A. Ross Award winner
  • Polytechnic students recognized at spring 2021 undergrad research conference
  • Polytechnic congratulates 10 students from the Academic All-Big Ten list
  • Aviation PhD student awarded O’Bryant Fellowship to study transportation policy
  • Organizational leadership grad branches out from lab management to natural resources research
  • Aviation students honored with scholarships from International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation

May 13, 2021

  • Be bold — and continue changing the world
  • Bertoline to lead Purdue Online; Berger to serve as interim dean
  • Nominees and winners of Purdue Polytechnic’s Faculty and Staff Awards
  • Brunswicker’s IronHacks Data Science Challenge predicted social crowding before it occurred
  • Akdere named outstanding Purdue leader in Globalization
  • Stopping online child predators with the study and application of language

April 21, 2021

  • The model is working: 50 Purdue Polytechnic High School students earn college admission
  • Sparkling, Sengupta use virtual reality to improve knowledge transfer in industry
  • Purdue Polytechnic teams with leading corporations for Smart Manufacturing Industrial Infomatics program
  • Method to identify and store cloud-based forensic evidence patented by Rogers, Karabiyik, Salamh
  • Astheimer’s courses use CADIQ assessments to teach the importance of exact replication
  • Zhang investigating BIM technology to automate building code compliance-checking, modular construction
  • STEM Guitar honored with Gerhard Salinger award
  • Construction management senior awarded first place in Associated General Contractors essay competition

March 26, 2021

  • Purdue Polytechnic can lead the way to Higher Ed 4.0
  • Product lifecycle students use new software to optimize their product designs
  • Polytechnic grads’ in-home greenhouse receives NSF funding
  • SMARTBoat 5 unmanned surface vehicle removes harmful algae from waterways
  • Awareness and access: A research approach to changing perceptions and building Indiana’s future manufacturing workforce
  • New book by Astheimer explores model-based definition
  • Rapp appointed Restoration and Reconstruction professor

February 23, 2021

  • We can do more to address equity
  • Underground weather forecast: 0% chance of stink
  • Polytechnic professors deliver Protect Purdue-related research
  • Munguia serving on Equity Task Force steering committee
  • Organizational leadership grad fashions clothing design hobby into apparel company
  • Polytechnic Columbus student beats legendary NASCAR driver in midget car race
  • Partnership leads to improved response to domestic violence by South Korean police
  • Design & Innovation students awarded grant to advance invention for Parkinson’s patients

January 22, 2021

  • The value of doing our best in challenging times
  • Future classroom instructors learn ‘Engineering by Design’ model to teach STEM to K-12
  • Students to race autonomous cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Grad student researching ways to disrupt the business of human trafficking
  • Empowering designers to build ethical awareness into technology
  • Purdue Polytechnic receives support from major technology companies for Smart Manufacturing program, facilities
  • Duval-Couetil receives highest honor from U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship


December 7, 2020

  • Transformational change at a large, public university? Purdue Polytechnic proved it is possible
  • CIT researchers publish book about wireless underground communications, soil sensing
  • Polytechnic locations among recipients of defense industry grants
  • Outstanding Faculty in Discovery: Akdere’s contributions go beyond research
  • Polytechnic undergrads recognized at conference for research
  • Future engineering technology teachers take winning honors at annual regional competition
  • ROTC cadet to graduate as Purdue’s first Space Force officer
  • Strimel chairs guidance project for P-12 engineering learning

October 27, 2020

  • Vigilance keeps us healthy on campus
  • Engineering Technology team’s printed circuit board design improves electric guitars
  • Graduate of human resource development program first to receive professional HR certification
  • Student-athlete’s mom earns Purdue degree 36 years after starting
  • Companion manual added for PlaneEnglish aviation communication app

October 1, 2020

  • Purdue Polytechnic smashes enrollment record — again
  • CIT researchers developing artificial intelligence to keep parolees from recommitting crimes
  • Purdue Polytechnic faculty, students participate in summer manufacturing robotics camps for children
  • Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo relocates to larger location

August 2020

  • Protect Purdue and the Polytechnic
  • Updated PowerPoint templates
  • Techie T-shirts
  • Purdue Polytechnic welcomes 19 new faculty, staff
  • Six Polytechnic faculty promoted to associate or full professors
  • Undergrads research lifestyle habits for collegiate pilots, foundational game theory, Lyme disease instances in cities
  • Organizational leadership alumna balances business with family
  • First-year Polytechnic student honored as Emerging Leader
  • Voyles awarded Daniel C. Lewis Professorship
  • Magana approved for W.C. Furnas Professorship in Enterprise Excellence
  • Polytechnic students win multiple categories at annual airport-related design challenge
  • Purdue Airport staff transform glider into airplane, then back to glider
  • Strimel honored as Advisor of the Year
  • CGT student honored for autoimmune disease research
  • Butler Center awards research project grant to Kao, Laux, Ngambeki
  • Aug. 19: Purdue adds violation of Protect Purdue Pledge to student code of conduct regulations
  • Aug. 17: Video from President Daniels for faculty and instructors
  • Aug. 14: Current return-to-campus testing and after-travel guidance for faculty and staff
  • Aug. 4: Remote Work Procedures — Several new remote work resources and procedures are in place, including two forms that must be completed by Aug. 31
  • Reminder: Labor Day will not be a University holiday due to alternative academic calendar; employees must report to work or request time off for Sept. 7; holiday shifted to Dec. 23
  • All official coronavirus-related information and updates for Purdue University can be found at, including face mask protocols, event guidelines, visitor guidelines, travel guidelines and more
  • Purdue Computing Career Fair
  • BGR Polytechnic Welcome on YouTube
  • Submit videos for two YouTube series

April 2020

  • Finding success in changing times
  • Six Polytechnic faculty promoted to associate or full professors
  • Hartman leads Purdue effort to produce medical supplies
  • Polytechnic hosts middle, high schoolers representing Indiana’s Technology Student Association
  • Rogers: Could fighting coronavirus compromise cybersecurity?
  • Akdere invited to join G20 taskforce on economy, employment and education
  • Videos by French, the "YouTube sensation," reach 7 million views
  • Zimpfer among faculty recognized for making strong switch to online during COVID-19
  • Polytechnic’s recruiting and marketing and communications teams, with faculty, staff and students in every department, collaborate on 10 new live YouTube broadcasts for prospective students who can’t visit campus
  • What makes you “Purdue Proud?” Submit a one-minute video
  • Updates, new information provided for employees regarding COVID-19 pay, leave, time off
  • Adjustments made to performance, promotion deadlines
  • Center for Healthy Living offering guidance, risk assessment to those possibly exposed to COVID-19
  • Employee participation needed for talent sharing program
  • Email-based program to encourage participants to learn about health benefits of walking, moving more
  • Employee assistance counseling, other resources can help manage COVID-19 stress, anxiety
  • President Daniels announces launch of Safe Campus Task Force
  • Apr. 21 message from President Daniels regarding fall semester
  • Apr. 27 message from Vice President Bill Bell re: planning for summer, fall
  • All official coronavirus-related information and updates for Purdue University can be found at
  • Scammers gonna scam: What you can do to prevent falling for phishing attacks during COVID-19

March 2020

  • Adaptability: A hallmark of the Polytechnic
  • Teaching remotely
  • Things you need to know about COVID-19
  • Update from Provost Akridge
  • IT resources for COVID-19 preparedness
  • Wondering how to teach remotely? This CGT professor has been doing it for six years
  • Modern flight simulators, partnerships might help colleges address need for new pilots
  • Construction Management grad assistant named NSF INCLUDES trainee
  • Engineering Technology student receives Gilman Scholarship
  • Realistic-looking, high-tech gloves designed to not be noticed
  • Schuver receives Distinguished Service award from ASEE

February 2020

  • Purdue’s updated brand incorporates Polytechnic ideals
  • Purdue & Polytechnic brand resources
  • Flight skills, automation management both important for today’s pilots
  • Advanced global technology minor offers new option for improving intercultural awareness
  • Purdue Polytechnic Richmond to expand classes into the Innovation Center
  • Pope Francis invites Sheffield to discuss climate change
  • IN-MaC expands Design and Innovation Studio
  • New partnership connects K-12 students to manufacturing and future teachers to industry
  • How a guitar-building class can teach lessons in manufacturing, STEM and self-worth

January 2020

  • Our innovation continues
  • Polytechnic achieves record-high enrollment third year in a row
  • Recruitment, Retention and Diversity team connects students to success
  • Polytechnic High School opens second Indianapolis location
  • Collaborative research on the rise thanks to Research Impact Areas
  • New “distance doctorate” program the first of its kind
  • Gateway to Innovation: $140M complex to provide major expansion of instructional space
  • School of Aviation and Transportation Technology flies first class
  • CGT professors aim to create lifelike online teachers capable of emotion and emotional intelligence
  • CIT graduate researchers develop cybersecurity scorecard for Indiana government, businesses
  • Torbica appointed new head of School of Construction Management Technology
  • School of Construction Management hosts Indiana Building Academy
  • Engineering Technology adds two majors
  • Intelligent Learning Factory prepares Polytechnic graduates for Industry 4.0
  • Student teams share $10,000 in prize money, scholarship funds
  • Polytechnic locations bring Purdue promise to students across Indiana
  • Vincennes students study supply chain management in Europe
  • Fulbright Scholarship enables research in Russia on active learning, multicultural team dynamics
  • Alumni Spotlight: Amy Noah, Boilermaker & connection-maker
  • Polytechnic faculty, staff recognized for awards, achievements
  • Polytechnic presents awards to exceptional technology alumni


November 2019

  • Reasons to be thankful in Purdue Polytechnic
  • Cybersecurity education research could lead to creation of secure programming clinic
  • $1.7M Dept. of Energy grant to accelerate creation of sustainable aviation fuels
  • Capture the Flag competition promotes need for cybersecurity professionals
  • Human resource development program accepted by the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Techies Today podcast launches, featuring Purdue Polytechnic people, initiatives, research
  • Ngambeki hosts Indiana high school students, teachers at cybersecurity workshop

October 2019

  • Digital transformation shifting ways we work, think
  • New book from Salam addresses IoT’s role in a sustainable future
  • Human resource development students share internship adventures
  • TLI researchers win award for outstanding paper on human resource talent development
  • Purdue trustees extend Bertoline's term as Polytechnic dean

September 2019

  • Another year, another enrollment record for Purdue Polytechnic
  • Lilly grants $40M toward Gateway Complex
  • Sparkling honored with early career award from electrical construction foundation
  • Mott designs antenna system to improve rural network connectivity
  • Engineering Technology research assistant earns scholarship from ASTM International
  • Mechanical engineering technology grad developing food technology for NASA’s Mars missions

August 2019

  • Gateway facility to provide new Polytechnic labs, design studios and collaborative spaces
  • Half-Zip Pullovers for Faculty & Staff
  • Nine Polytechnic faculty promoted to associate or full professors, effective Aug. 12
  • Polytechnic student appointed to Purdue Board of Trustees
  • Polytechnic presents awards to exceptional technology alumni
  • Air operations specialist takes 3-hour commute for his Purdue job — by bicycle
  • Able Flight celebrates 10th year of Purdue partnership
  • Students incorporate alums’ Sage Clarity software into senior projects
  • Astheimer partners with Purdue car building/racing team for CGT students’ design challenge
  • Purdue Polytechnic receives $12 million award to create cybersecurity apprentice program
  • Smart Manufacturing Enterprise minor prepares students for advanced manufacturing careers
  • Virtual reality technology incorporated into annual archivists’ conference held at Purdue Polytechnic
  • Doddridge receives Purdue Polytechnic’s Lifetime Achievement Award

May 2019

  • Polytechnic success stems from innovative, dedicated work by faculty and staff
  • Polytechnic faculty, staff receive awards, recognition at annual luncheon
  • Nine Polytechnic faculty promoted to associate or full professors
  • Munguia receives Purdue’s Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamer Award
  • Burbank honored with McGraw Award by the American Society for Engineering Education
  • Benes elevated to elite senior member status by world’s largest computing society
  • Bartholomew wins award at ITEEA conference
  • Springer honored with Leadership and Diversity Award
  • Sanger becomes Fulbright Scholar
  • Diao earns patent to help drones fly in windy conditions
  • Clugh, Cox honored by Purdue’s Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Purdue, Frontier Airlines, Airbus collaborating to add passenger jet training to professional flight curriculum
  • Purdue Polytechnic partners with the Graduate School of the Colombian Air Force
  • Purdue’s Cybersecurity Camp for girls returns in June for third year
  • Colombia students earn wins at Purdue RCODI Spring 2019 IronHacks competition

March 2019

  • Smart Manufacturing Enterprise minor to help graduates meet industry needs
  • Professional flight program launches "Degree in 3" option
  • Bechtel center transforming how students create, learn
  • Rogers elected to board of American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Min receives NSF CAREER award to advance human/robot synergy
  • Laux receives Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • Polytechnic certificate, workforce, youth programs readied for Madjax Muncie
  • Student teams recognized for high-tech ideas to mitigate human trafficking
  • FileTSAR cyber toolkit helps detectives solve digital crimes
  • School of Construction Management hosts healthcare construction conference

February 2019

  • Astronaut Scott Kelly to speak at Purdue about leadership, teamwork
  • Safety in Labs, Buildings & on Campus
  • Purdue aviation technology students receive iPads, Apple Pencils
  • Purdue Polytechnic announces Digital Enterprise Center for studying use of digital technologies, information across manufacturing enterprise
  • Digital manufacturing research begins at new Manufacturing Design Laboratory
  • Three Polytechnic faculty receive awards for most outstanding teachers at Purdue
  • Researchers explore converting plastic waste into clean fuels, other useful products
  • Improved firefighting robots could save fire service, public lives
  • Custom technology by Polytechnic alum transforms Peter Jackson’s WW I film to full color
  • App helps new pilots improve radio communication skills
  • Polytechnic alums debut online speaker series
  • Polytechnic’s “pet project” gives adopted dog “a leg up”
  • Construction Management hosts inaugural Indiana Building Academy

January 2019

  • We have dramatically transformed Purdue Polytechnic
  • Polytechnic enrollment reaches another new record
  • Our 10 Elements of Transformation
  • Graduate programs, research enjoy record-setting gains
  • First of its kind: How Purdue does high school


November 2018

  • What will the next 150 years bring for Purdue Polytechnic?
  • Malicious use of autonomous technology threatens public safety
  • Creating AI to help law enforcement investigate online cyberdeviance challenged by quantity, context of language
  • Future workforce to benefit from robots, smart materials
  • Purdue, Cranfield partner to offer degrees supporting U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • IMPACT training provides tools, techniques for modernized teaching
  • Cheeseburger in space? Purdue AMET students say it’s really about technology and useful skills
  • Aviation students gain international problem-solving experience via unique capstone course
  • Polytechnic camp for manufacturing, innovation, technology welcomes high school students, families around state

October 2018

  • Tyler Trent demonstrates true Boilermaker spirit to national audience
  • Engineering technology professor patents method for transmitting power, data via ambient light
  • Bartholomew presented with STEM Champion Award
  • CIT professor researches how fighting cyberdeviance affects police officers
  • Intellectual property policy inspires Polytechnic grads to found startup company
  • Reminder: Nominate former students for 2019 Technology Alumni Awards by Oct. 31

September 2018

  • Six words both define and celebrate Purdue Polytechnic
  • TECH 120 mentors needed
  • Nominate former students for 2019 Technology Alumni Awards
  • Submit your events for publicity
  • “Civic and Community Engagement” helps connect Polytechnic research to real-world problems
  • “Future Work and Learning” research explores maximizing human potential in the workplace
  • Research projects aim for “Healthy and Sustainable Communities”
  • “Holistic Safety & Security” research focuses on critical infrastructure, cybersecurity
  • “Realizing the Digital Enterprise” research addresses IT, real-world convergence
  • IN-MaC internship program provides first step toward career achievement
  • Purdue, CADENAS PARTsolutions partner to enhance student learning of parts management technology with CAD and PLM systems
  • Degree+ allows Polytechnic students to earn bachelor's degrees in science, art simultaneously
  • Airport data logging improved by new product developed by Purdue professors
  • Industry demand for cybersecurity experts remains hot
  • TLI professor uses grant award to bring virtual reality training to archivists nationwide
  • Cyberbullying challenges student victims, parents
  • New faculty & staff

August 2018

  • New academic year – celebrating and looking forward
  • Air Force partners with Purdue for cadet pilot training initiative
  • Crowe, Purdue announce digital risk collaboration
  • Purdue Polytechnic, Anark partner to deliver best-in-class Model-Based Enterprise and Digital Thread curriculum
  • Purdue Polytechnic teams with Indiana University to improve workforce readiness
  • CareerMakers to help find employees for unfilled South Bend-area jobs
  • Human Resource Development professor named CILMAR Faculty Research Fellow
  • Popular “Brain Waves” video series explains challenging math concepts to millions
  • Purdue professor receives 2018 Career Achievement Award from Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State
  • Engineering/Technology Teacher Education professors win Salinger Award
  • Zimpfer honored with Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at International Builders Show
  • High school students run Mars simulation at Polytechnic New Albany
  • High school girls gain cybersecurity experience at Purdue camp
  • Turned Onto Technology And Leadership Camp welcomes rising high school sophomores, juniors
  • Aviation faculty host 22 Chinese government, airport officials

April 2018

  • Ever-changing technology requires ever-adapting curricula
  • Promotions approved for seven Polytechnic faculty
  • New design and innovation minor now offered
  • Purdue Polytechnic South Bend recognized as “best for a technology degree” in region
  • Fred Klipsch selected for space council Users Advisory Group
  • Award spotlights need for design students to understand sketching
  • Mark French receives Murphy Award
  • Office of Undergraduate Research awards 12 research scholarships to Polytechnic students
  • Purdue Polytechnic hosting Tech Expo, an innovative business-to-business trade show
  • Cybersecurity Camp for girls returns in June
  • CIT plans inaugural career fair

February 2018

  • Additional labs, research & office space will facilitate Polytechnic growth
  • Indiana Gov. Holcomb says Polytechnic Anderson facility is “recipe for success”
  • Technology & fitness STEM training program for teachers incorporates computational thinking research
  • Project Lead The Way gave CGT student “a leg up”
  • Polytechnic Buzz: Nanoline automation contest; Engineering Technology academic advisor wins award; PLM Center of Excellence announced new partnerships

January 2018

  • Why it is our time to lead
  • First-year students display problem-solving creativity at project showcase
  • Curricula transformation on display in capstone collaboration with Denmark university
  • Spread the word: Multiple career fair events for Polytechnic students coming in late January, early February
  • Dream Wall reveals students’ future hopes for the world
  • “Techie Tuesdays,” “I’m A Techie” shirts build community, increase retention


December 2017

  • Innovation Magazine is on the way

November 2017

  • Research with Impact
  • CareerMakers workforce development site to launch at WestGate @ Crane
  • Dean's Dinner Lab gives donors a sampling of Polytechnic's active learning environments
  • Polytechnic Buzz: Daily train traffic in Columbus inspires CIT students; Golf Scramble raises funds for scholarships

October 2017

  • Polytechnic commitment to “use-inspired” research grows
  • Notary, Minnick, and Sheehan scholarships benefit students
  • Faculty & student research highlighted in monthly newsletter
  • Visit by Pence brings attention to Purdue Polytechnic Anderson

September 2017

  • Total enrollment reaches all-time record; Anderson new facility dedication attracts hundreds
  • Programs in CIT & TLI help Purdue score new #1 rankings
  • Recruitment staff explore unique ways to connect with prospective students
  • Bechtel Innovation Design Center dedicated
  • Two Purdue Polytechnic faculty members are participating in the 2017 Dawn or Doom conference

August 2017

  • Polytechnic transformation continues in new academic year
  • Grab your "I'm A Techie" t-shirt during Welcome Week
  • Summer appointments: Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Aviation and Transportation Technology head
  • 15 new faculty & staff join Purdue Polytechnic
  • Purdue Polytechnic High School welcomes first-ever students

April 2017

  • Restructuring planned for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • The annual Purdue Day of Giving is coming soon
  • Computer and Information Technology earns Top 4 ranking
  • Second annual Purdue Aviation Day returns to University Airport
  • Polytechnic Buzz: "Big ideas" for interdisciplinary research; NSF funds research into “dark patterns” of user experience design; Congresswoman visits Anderson’s new facility.

March 2017

  • Transformation is providing high-impact, experiential learning
  • Computer Graphics Technology degrees earn Top 12 ranking
  • Leadership Academy mentors students for career success
  • 2017 Innovation Summit is coming soon
  • Polytechnic Buzz: Improving safety with a "smart" sensor; Student startup company wins competition.

February 2017

  • New global partners established in India & Colombia
  • Uniquely qualified: Employers describe Purdue Polytechnic graduates
  • Six professors honored at inventors reception
  • Computer graphics alumni work on award-nominated films
  • Polytechnic Buzz: AMET students; Purdue Polytechnic High School's first-year location

January 2017

  • Calculated risks challenge status quo
  • Seven professors join Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute
  • TechConnect Portal
  • Polytechnic Buzz: Game studies major proves popular; Anderson students create BoilerBot, a robotic greenhouse
  • Spread the word: Career fairs aim to connect students to employers


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