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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
Keeanna Warren
Purdue Polytechnic High School, a STEM- focused, tuition-free charter school designed to provide education, experience, and a potential path to college for urban and minority students, reinvented high school education. In fall 2020, Purdue University announced that the high school’s...
Published: January 08, 2021
Savannah Wolf, an electrical engineering technology student
Purdue Polytechnic’s Kokomo location now resides inside the newly renovated Inventrek Technology Park, which features expansive lab space for mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology coursework and numerous other learning spaces. Students take advantage of...
Published: January 07, 2021
A student demonstrates "Helpful Headgear," an electronic sensor that alerts sight-impaired wearers of approaching hazards.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Design and Innovation Challenge, a showcase for students to incorporate human-centered design during the creation of working prototypes of new products, went virtual in 2020.
Published: January 07, 2021
Examples of supplies used for the "Techie Time" virtual STEM camp
When COVID-19 made on-campus summer STEM camps impossible for middle-school students to attend in 2020, Purdue Polytechnic’s Anne Lucietto and Nancy Denton teamed with graduate students Brian Tedeschi and Julia Miller to devise “Techie Time,” a virtual five-day STEM camp.
Published: January 06, 2021
Record enrollment: 5,148 students
Purdue Polytechnic achieved an all-time high enrollment for the fourth consecutive year.
Published: January 06, 2021
Shruthi Chivukula
Colin Gray, assistant professor of computer graphics technology and director of Purdue’s UX Pedagogy and Practice Lab, and a team of researchers including Shruthi Chivukula, a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant, are studying practitioners’ experiences and attitudes...
Published: January 05, 2021
Gianna Lint
Gianna Lint, a student in Purdue Polytechnic’s Doctorate of Technology program, is applying her expertise in process improvement towards human trafficking research.
Published: January 05, 2021
Students and faculty from Purdue University and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are working together on a team entry for the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
A team of students from Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute, College of Engineering, College of Science and other academic units are developing software, electrical, navigation and mechanical systems to race autonomous cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Published: January 04, 2021
Purdue Polytechnic Research
Funded research awards for November 2020.
Published: December 31, 2020
Elementary education major Rebecca Bryant works on a nest box as part of the Engineering by Design “Home Tweet Home” unit for young children. The program is designed to teach children science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) more effectively by relating it to the world around them. (Photo provided)
Polytechnic students majoring in engineering/technology teacher education to become K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) instructors learned “Engineering by Design,” a new STEM-focused teaching model.
Published: December 08, 2020
"Framework for P-12 Engineering Learning"
Greg Strimel, assistant professor of technology leadership and innovation, chaired the team that produced the “Framework for P-12 Engineering Learning,” a newly released report to provide practical guidance for engineering learning that can begin for students as young as pre...
Published: December 03, 2020
Ashwin Sivakumar
Ashwin Sivakumar, a Purdue ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadet, will become the University’s first Space Force officer.
Published: December 03, 2020
Students working on TEECA's Transportation Challenge work on their Vex Robotics project
Four Polytechnic student teams won first or second place at the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association’s November 2020 regional competition.
Published: December 03, 2020