Two Purdue Polytechnic staff members were honored at the 2016 Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff Academic and Service Awards at Purdue University.
Jessica Cabral, assistant clinical professor of construction management, has received the 2016 Exceptional Early Career Award.
James Jenkins, associate professor of construction management, has been named the recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.
Ray Hansen received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA).
Mesut Akdere, associate professor of organizational leadership at Purdue University, has been appointed to the Board of Examiners of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Rosemary Astheimer, continuing lecturer in Purdue University’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology, has been certified as a Technologist Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Todd Kelley, associate professor of engineering/technology teacher education (ETTE) at Purdue University, will be honored this spring with the Distinguished Technology and Engineering Professional designation from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA).
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.”