John Wensveen, professor and head of the Department of Aviation Technology in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, has been invited to speak at the Workshop on Education and Training Needs for Aviation Engineers and Researchers in Europe Sept. 23, in Brussels, Belgium.
Doctoral student Rachel Sitarz was named one of two winners in the inaugural Women in Security Awards, sponsored by Duo Security.
Sitarz is working toward her PhD in cyber forensics at Purdue University in the Department of Computer and Information Technology. She also works full-time for Purdue, analyzing the threats that are coming into their networks.
She was honored, in part, for her ability as a researcher to “produce results that have real-world implications.”
Michael Dyrenfurth, professor of technology leadership and innovation, will participate in a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) fact-finding workshop on engineering education November 19. The event will be webcast November 19 and November 20.
Dyrenfurth and other participants on the panel will discuss connections between engineering education, the engineering workforce, and the employment of engineering talent throughout the U.S. economy.
Richard Voyles, associate dean for research and professor of electrical engineering technology, attended the annual IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Chicago in September.
He was joined by his graduate students from the Collaborative Robotics Lab (CRL). Ph.D. student Yanzhe Cui presented his paper titled, "ReFrESH: A Self-Adaptation Framework to Support Fault Tolerance in Field Mobile Robots."
Two long-time faculty in the Department of Aviation Technology were honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award August 27, 2014.
Larry Gross, associate professor, and retired professor Mitch Grundman were honored locally at a reception at the Purdue University Airport.
Sabine Brunswicker, associate professor of innovation in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, was a speaker during the World Economic Forum CEO Series Workshop in June. The workshop, which attracted business leaders from around the world, focused on "Transforming business and driving growth through open innovation."
Jose Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor of engineering technology at the College of Technology at Kokomo, has received a $5,000 grant to build a hybrid wind power drivetrain simulator. Students will be able to study concepts in mechanics, hydraulics, electronics and control with the simulator. The grant was provided by the National Fluid Power Association.
College of Technology department heads Ragu Athinarayanan and Fatma Mili will attend the 2012 CIC Department Executive Officers (CIC-DEO) Seminar Oct. 11-13 in Chicago. They will have the opportunity to discuss critical issues and common challenges with colleagues and experts from other institutions. All expenses for the participants are covered by the Office of the Provost. Athinarayanan leads the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, and Mili heads the Department of Computer and Information Technology.