Tech Insider Archives

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


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


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