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Elementary school students learn to execute tasks with a robotic arm much like those found in advanced manufacturing facilities.
Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry...
Published: February 26, 2021
Byung-Cheol Min's SMARTBoat 5, removing an algae bloom from a public waterway
Purdue Polytechnic’s Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min is leading a team designing SMARTBoat 5, an unmanned surface vehicle that removes harmful algae blooms from shorelines and waterways. The vehicle’s lightweight frame was built from 3D-printed parts and can be used in a variety of...
Published: February 26, 2021
Purdue Polytechnic Research
Funded research awards for January 2021.
Published: February 25, 2021
Jiansong Zhang developed and is testing a novel construction robotic system for work in construction settings.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Jiansong Zhang, assistant professor of construction management technology, and his team developed and are testing a novel construction robotic system that uses an innovative mechanical design with advances in computer vision sensing technology to work in a construction...
Published: February 22, 2021
The GroPod under-counter appliance (Image provided)
Purdue Polytechnic graduates Ivan Ball and Scott Massey received the Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to advance their GroPod in-home greenhouse technology.
Published: February 21, 2021
A CAD (computer aided design) model (left) can be optimized (right) to reduce weight while still meeting strength design criteria.
Computer graphics technology students in Purdue Polytechnic who are learning about model-based design now have access to software that optimizes their designs for manufacturing, just as many of them might need to do during future careers in industry. The software takes a CAD (computer-aided...
Published: February 19, 2021
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, fights crime using cyberforensics, a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media.
Published: February 16, 2021
Design & Innovation students awarded grant to advance invention for Parkinson’s patients
Purdue Polytechnic students Zackary Roth, Brock Langley and Jack Williams have received grant funding from an organization that supports student inventors to help market the Seal Spoon, a spoon with a closable cover designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease.
Published: February 11, 2021
Hyun Gun Song, superintendent of South Korean police
Eric Dietz, professor of computer and information technology, was working to provide new opportunities for graduate students when he hosted Hyun Gun Song, the superintendent of South Korean police, in Greater Lafayette. This evolved into a partnership that has helped agencies in South Korea...
Published: February 03, 2021
Cory Clay
Racecar driver Cory Clay, a mechanical engineering technology student at the Columbus, Indiana, location of Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute, got a chance to compete against legendary NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in a midget car race — and Clay took the checkered flag!
Published: February 02, 2021
Danielle Render
While sidelined by an automobile accident for a few months, Danielle Render, a Purdue graduate who double-majored in organizational leadership and multidisciplinary engineering, transformed her “side hustle,” a clothing design hobby, into a growing full-time business.
Published: February 01, 2021
Toni Munguia
Toni Munguia, Purdue Polytechnic’s director of recruitment, retention and diversity, is serving on the steering committee for the Purdue Equity Task Force, which is focusing on structural and environmental barriers to the success of students, faculty, and staff of color.
Published: February 01, 2021
Proposed methodology using BIM and a generative design approach by Soowon Chang and Malav Haresh Doshi.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Sabine Brunswicker, Soowon Chang, Dominic Kao and Alejandra Magana participated in short-term research projects related to how universities adapted to the pandemic.
Published: January 29, 2021
Luis Maldonado and Jason Ostanek
A utility company turned to Purdue Polytechnic’s Jason Ostanek and Luis Maldonado to deal with the potential of foul-smelling air near ground-level ventilation shafts for the DigIndy Tunnel System, a 28-mile network of huge sewage storage tunnels 250 feet below Indianapolis.
Published: January 27, 2021
Purdue Polytechnic Research
Funded research awards for December 2020.
Published: January 27, 2021
Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Nathalie Duval-Couetil, professor of technology leadership and innovation, was honored with two awards from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, including their highest accolade.
Published: January 19, 2021
Purdue Polytechnic is receiving support from major technology companies for the college's Smart Manufacturing program and facilities.
Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute is receiving support from major technology companies for the college's Smart Manufacturing program and facilities. Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, PTC, Endress+Hauser, Foundry Educational Foundation, International Society of Automation, and the...
Published: January 14, 2021
Purdue students work through research projects in a campus lab. A new partnership between Purdue and Butler University is focused on education innovation, including creation of new curriculum between fields of research.
A $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., will help establish a centralized, virtual hub called “Innovation College” to encourage innovative teaching methods that reach across disciplines.
Published: January 12, 2021
Wayne Ripberger (Purdue University photo/John O'Malley)
Wayne Ripberger (BS mechanical engineering technology ’73) had an exemplary career in the manufacturing industry. Ripberger’s Purdue degree sparked a 50-year career as a manufacturing engineer, working around the world for companies including Cummins, Toyota and John Deere.
Published: January 09, 2021
Purdue Polytechnic locations around Indiana
During summer 2020, Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute took over delivery of all coursework for the college’s locations outside of West Lafayette. For a few of our locations, this is an important change, as they previously had depended on other university regional campuses to...
Published: January 08, 2021

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