Purdue Polytechnic Educational Research & Development

Students in the Design Lab

Learning is more successful when it’s 
in context, for a purpose, and connected to one’s 
values and aspirations. For today’s thinking economy in which access to knowledge is ubiquitous, 
students need to become 
lifelong learners,
 able to adapt
 to constant change and to 
solve complex problems.

For 2014-2015, our first year, we began developing new ways to learn. We aim to create a small-team "learn by doing" environment and practical project-oriented experience.

We invite you to read more about Purdue Polytechnic Educational Research & Development and 
our values and goals. We are #EducatingThinkers.


From the Newsroom

Board of Trustees approves new transdisciplinary studies degree. April 10, 2015. A proposed degree in the College of Technology, approved today (April 10) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees, is aimed at preparing students both for their first jobs and for new tasks they’ll perform decades later. The proposed degree program will provide students with technical skills for the early years of their careers and the adaptability which they’ll need later on to create products and services which touch multiple technical and humanities disciplines. Continues here.


College transformation supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. February 18, 2015. The College of Technology is sharing in the largest cash grant to Purdue University, officials announced during a special presentation on campus today (Feb. 18). Lilly Endowment Inc. announced a grant of $40 million for five transformational projects in the colleges of Technology and Engineering as well as Purdue Libraries. For the College of the Technology, the grant will be a catalyst for its transformation through the Polytechnic initiative. Continues here.


Featured Video Playlist: Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology