Students from Purdue Polytechnic collaborated with their peers in anthropology and business management to create practical products and compete for money in the Design and Innovation Challenge.
Talented data analysts went head-to-head last fall during Purdue’s IronHacks competition to predict unemployment claims across Indiana. Competitors used data provided by Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation alongside state government data. The winners’ predictive models displayed stunning accuracy.
Purdue Polytechnic graduate research assistants Rey (Alex) Gonzalez, Yifei Hu and Damin Zhang are members of a student research team competing in Amazon’s international Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge, developing multimodal (voice and vision) conversational agents that assist customers in completing tasks requiring multiple steps and decisions. Julia Rayz, professor of computer and information technology, is their advisor.
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. Students from Purdue have placed first, second and/or third in one or more competition categories every year since 2014.
Purdue Polytechnic Anderson’s Austin Bronnenberg, Andrew Oakley, Keegan Stewart and Jackson Vieth were among winners in the sixth annual Conexus Indiana National Collegiate Case Competition, which challenged students to solve one of two advanced manufacturing and logistics business cases.
Data science enthusiasts who participated in the IronHack COVID-19 Data Science "Protect Purdue" Challenge last winter successfully predicted anonymous foot traffic during the pandemic across local places of interest. The data science models and reports they produced could help health officials in the future.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Design and Innovation Challenge, a showcase for students to incorporate human-centered design during the creation of working prototypes of new products, went virtual in 2020.
Four Polytechnic student teams won first or second place at the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association’s November 2020 regional competition.
Student teams competed for a share of $10,000 in prize money and an additional $10,000 in scholarships at Purdue Polytechnic’s Design and Innovation Challenge.
Purdue Polytechnic students comprise the majority of two teams that placed at Raymond James Wealth Management’s 2019 “Capture the Flag” Information Security Competition.