Workshop targets high school teachers to increase interest in computing

A new summer workshop at Purdue hopes to strengthen the pipeline of students interested in a college degree in computing.

Coordinated by the Department of Computer and Information Technology, the Tapestry Workshop invites high school computing teachers to campus to help them with strategies to get students interested in computing courses.

Meet Lonald Howard, computer graphics technology major

Lonald Howard, Indianapolis, Ind.

Major: Computer Graphics Technology with minors in psychology and building construction management and a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Resident assistant
Spring Break Challenge participant
National Society of Black Engineers
Phoenix Club at Hillenbrand Hall
Emily Mauzy Vogel Sophomore Leadership Development Conference
Boiler League of Tag’s Humans vs. Zombies

Sukumar focuses on athlete's spatial ability, not tuition bill

Karthik Sukumar splits his time between teaching, taking classes and completing his master’s thesis on spatial ability in athletes. It doesn’t leave much time for other activities or part-time jobs.

Which is why he is thankful for the funding he receives as a teaching assistant and the Sriver Graduate Scholarship in Computer Graphics Technology. “It is so important. I don't have to worry about the money aspect,” Sukumar said. “I can focus on what I came here to do.”

In the news: Pak Attack game made possible by CGT talent

One of the newest games for your iPhone or iPad was created by six people who all have ties to Purdue’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT).

The game, Pak Attack, was created by Morvid Interactive LLC, a company in Purdue Research Park, which was co-founded by Carlos Morales, associate professor of computer graphics technology, and his student David Nelson, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the program.

Professor, grad student rewarded for excellence in research

Marcus Rogers, a professor in computer and information technology, and Kevin O’Connor, a graduate student in information technology, won awards from the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in April 2012.

Rogers received a commemorative clock and a plaque for the 2012 Pillar Award for making exceptional efforts to support and grow CERIAS.  Rogers contributed service above and beyond what was expected and excelled in research and education.


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