Lindsay Harper, Taylor Younkins and Grace Chen, first-year students in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, won two awards, including first place, from the Technica Hackathon, held November 4-5, 2017.
Purdue Polytechnic Columbus students Bruce Priest, Isaiah Bowman, and Aaron Jones placed eighth of 21 teams in the Consortium for CCSC (Computing Sciences in Colleges) Midwest Region Student Programming Contest.
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.
Teams of engineering/technology teacher education students placed first, second, and third in national competitions at the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) conference.
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.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute announced the Student Pitch Competition winners from the Purdue Polytechnic Innovation Summit.
An unmanned tractor designed by students at Purdue University and South Newton High School in Kentland, Indiana, placed second at the inaugural agBOT competition this spring.
Spotter, a startup founded by two students in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, took top honors and $5,000 during "Demo Day" at the second annual Boiler Mini-Accelerator Competition.
The Purdue University Flight Team qualified for the national Safety Conference (SAFECON) competition after placing third in the Region Eight flight meet last fall. Sponsored by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA), SAFECON will take place May 11-16 at Ohio State University in Columbus.