Faculty, staff accolades for May 2013

Ray Hansen, clinical assistant professor of computer and information technology, chaired the 11th annual Conference on Telecommunications and Information Technology in Cincinnati, Ohio. The conference included papers by Computer and Information Technology students.

Hank Kraebber, professor of mechanical engineering technology, was honored by the Indiana Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) during its statewide conference in April for his service as a mentor to students at Purdue and Ivy Tech and for facilitating LSAMP workshops.

Toni Munguia, adviser to Women in Technology and Minority Technology Association, has been named one of two Outstanding Advisers of the Year for Purdue University. She shared the honor with Robert Proctor, a professor of psychological sciences.

Matt Turner, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering technology (New Albany) presented “Building a Smart Grid Roadmap for the Commonwealth of Kentucky through Stakeholder Engagement” at the System and Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges 2013 Conference at the University of Arizona.

Faculty in the news:

  • Bedrich Benes, associate professor of computer graphics technology, talked with the Purdue Exponent about the increased popularity and use of 3-D printing.
  • Gary Bertoline, dean of the college, delivered an address titled "The Fatal Flaw in Engineering Higher Education in the U.S." at The Automation Conference May 15, which was covered by Automation World.
  • Brent Bowen, professor of aviation technology, was all over the media in April with the release of the annual Airline Quality Rating in conjunction with Wichita State University.
  • Bill Hutzel, professor of mechanical engineering technology, talked with the Indianapolis Star about solar farms in Indianapolis.
  • Sam Liles, associate professor of computer and information technology, talked with Fox 59 News about the Associated Press Twitter account being hacked in April.