alumni update

PlayStation, ‘Last of Us’ and beyond: Q&A with master’s alumnus Xingyu Lei

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.

Computer and Information Technology forms first grad student association with faculty, alumnus advisor

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.

Disney connections: Purdue alum keeps “Pandora – The World of Avatar” flying

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.