After years working in the restaurant industry, Jacob Torres went back to school to earn degrees in mechanical engineering technology. Now the Purdue graduate is developing ways to grow food in space for NASA.
Nishant Jain and Thibault Corens, graduates of Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology, are developing Presso, a vending machine-like device for dry cleaning garments.
Eren Hadimioglu, an alumnus from Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, co-developed PlaneEnglish, app-based tool that helps new pilots become proficient in aviation phraseology and communication.
Stacy Lutes (BS ’04, AT), a pilot at American Airlines, shared her experience flying the 2018 Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight from Oshkosh, Wisc., to Washington, D.C. last July.
Andrew Kennedy, technical director at Stereo D and a graduate of Purdue Polytechnic’s computer graphics technology program (BS ’12, MS ’14), developed custom software that allowed artists to specify colorization data in a black-and-white movie clips and then intelligently apply that data to subsequent clips.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine named Elizabeth (Eli) Tilden, a 2003 graduate of Purdue Polytechnic‘s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, as winner of a 2018 Next Gen 40 Under 40 Award.
Scott Massey, a 2017 graduate of Purdue Polytechnic’s mechanical engineering technology program and CEO of Heliponix LLC, traveled to a small country in Africa to help residents create sustainable agriculture methods.
On April 20, Purdue Polytechnic’s Office of Advancement honored 13 outstanding alumni at this year’s Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards, Outstanding Technology Alumni Awards and Early Career Awards. Awardees include aircraft pilots, facilities managers, cybersecurity risk experts and high school STEM educators, among others.
Purdue alumnus Isaiah Butler will graduate with a master’s degree in leadership, a program offered through Purdue Polytechnic’s Center for Professional Studies (ProSTAR). We talked with Butler about why he chose to get his undergraduate degree at Purdue and to come back for a weekend master’s degree program.
Brent Vermeulen earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology-teacher education from Purdue University in 2008. That fall, he began working at Hobart High School in Hobart, Indiana, where he teaches civil engineering and architecture, introduction to engineering design, web design, and computer integrated manufacturing.