Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute is receiving support from major technology companies for the college's Smart Manufacturing program and facilities. Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, PTC, Endress+Hauser, Foundry Educational Foundation, International Society of Automation, and the US-DoE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) are collaborating to support the Polytechnic’s faculty and staff as they transform learning to prepare the next generation of graduates specializing in 21st-century manufacturing technologies.
Students Matthew Fitzgerald and Shiv Patel used the laser engraver at Bechtel Innovation Design Center to inscribe railroad tracks once buried under State Street with Purdue emblems.
The Bechtel Innovation Design Center is a makerspace on the Purdue campus that provides students with training and access to high-end equipment with which to build prototypes of their design ideas. Students from any Purdue major can use the waterjet, computer-aided design software, 3D printers or laser engravers.
Students, faculty and staff have been settling in to the Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC), a state-of-the-art collaborative learning facility which opened in September 2017.
Student teams in CGT 22600 (Introduction to Constraint Based Modeling) designed and built 3D-printed prosthetics for a dog born with a malformed front leg and paw.
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) announced a new master's degree program in Expeditionary Warfare Systems Engineering and Technology will be offered at the WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center in Crane, Indiana, home of courses, seminars, and workshops offered by Purdue Polytechnic.
A team of students from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) visited Purdue University for a week during a semester-long collaboration with students in AT 49000, an international capstone course in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.
Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology has joined Mesa Airlines as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Cadet Program partner.
Collaborate to solve problems
The Bechtel Innovation Design Center gets students working together on projects
The center provides workspace for student projects to advance conceptual designs, build prototypes, and conduct product testing in a hands-on environment. Available 24/7 for Purdue innovators, it promotes teamwork, problem-solving, and collaboration for students in Purdue Polytechnic and the College of Engineering as they design, plan, and build capstone and other projects.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute plans to provide courses, seminars, and workshops at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park as part of a collaboration between Purdue University, the Purdue Research Foundation, and WestGate Authority, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC Crane), officials announced in June.