Uniform Sierra Aerospace, a drone manufacturer co-founded with Polytechnic alumni, has created the new Panther drone model, made in United States and designed for “first responders [in] search-and-rescue cases in outdoor settings.”
As a graduate of Purdue Polytechnic's master's program in computer graphics technology, Xingyu has gotten to work on som big-name projects such as "The Last of Us" and "Call of Duty" franchises, just in the first leg of his career alone. Read on to find out what advice he gives to up-and-coming professionals in the field.
Purdue Polytechnic's Department of Computer and Information Technology has just formed its first official organization for graduate students, which will provide a support network for academic and social life, as well as helping with funding for conferences and travel related to students' work.
Four authors—two Polytechnic faculty members, one Polytechnic PhD student, and a Polytechnic alumnus/capstone sponsor—were recently awarded for their AI-based research in the metal casting industry.
The company Anu, founded by two Purdue Polytechnic engineering technology alumni, received funding to manufacture seed pods. These pods are part of a larger invention that will bring gardens and personal-sized greenhouses for edible produce into peoples' homes.
Congratulations to Polytechnic alumni Duncan Mulgrew and Trevor Redpath, two founders of the startup Uniform Sierra Aerospace. Their drone company was awarded $100,000 by Purdue Innovate's Startup Foundry.
Purdue Polytechnic’s alumni board has undergone a great deal of change lately, spinning up activities alongside a host of new members.
Angel Price, senior manager of engineering services at Walt Disney World Resort, dreamed of a career in the entertainment industry working in special effects. She found her way into our Mechanical Engineering Technology major and then to an internship at Disney — leading to a full-time career after graduating in 2007. Today, Angel leads a team of over 90 people at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, including engineers, mechanics, ride show technicians, computer experts and others.
Markell Jones, a 2019 graduate from Purdue Polytechnic’s professional flight program, was named Mr. Football in Indiana as a high school senior and became number 6 in all-time rushing yards for the Purdue Boilermakers before becoming a pilot for Piedmont Airlines.
Mike O’Gara, director of operations for Chip Ganassi Racing and a 1994 Purdue mechanical engineering technology graduate, helped coach race car driver Marcus Ericsson to victory in the 2022 Indianapolis 500.