Two student teams score wins in Airport Cooperative Research Program design competition

Airport runways become unpredictable with winter precipitation. Mary Johnson, associate professor of aviation and transportation technology, worked with a student team to propose the adaptation of remote sensing technologies used for glaciers and ski resorts to measure snow and ice. Over 10 years, this technology could save $500,000 at Purdue’s airport.

Augmented reality STEM education app wins Boiler Business Competition

Purdue Polytechnic students John Allen and Connor Wright, juniors in computer and information technology, won the fourth annual Boiler Business Competition on April 28 with teammates Wesley Virt, Thanh Tran, Chris Palermo, and Charles Frey.

The team created an app which turns learning into a game where students complete learning-based tasks in pursuit of completing a mission. The app features augmented reality technology and is designed to foster STEM education.