An interdisciplinary team of Purdue Polytechnic researchers received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to study how teams of humans and robots will work together at construction sites. The team hopes the NSF grant will serve as the foundation for years of collaborative research to improve the efficiency and scalability of human-robot teams in constrained and complex construction workplaces.
Construction Management Technology
Scholarship enables student to pursue construction management degree
A new partnership with a national college outreach and youth leadership development organization gave Purdue Polytechnic's Nah’Shon Williams, who is majoring in construction management technology, the chance to become a Boilermaker. Williams and 10 other first-year students were selected for scholarships thanks to their academic and leadership potential.
Four Polytechnic students named Kiewit Scholars
Veronica Brems, Blaise King, Raul Molina and Autumn Yang, Purdue Polytechnic students majoring in construction management technology, have been named as inaugural Kiewit Scholars.
Techies Today Episode 015: James Letsinger, Building Polytechnic's Future
James Letsinger, a 2013 Construction Management Technology grad, is overseeing construction of Purdue’s $140 million Engineering & Polytechnic Gateway Complex. He discusses what his job is like each day at the construction site and what it means to him to advance from being a graduate to building his school’s future home.
Polytechnic professors build construction-focused YouTube channel
Purdue Polytechnic’s Mark Zimpfer and Luciana Debs developed a new YouTube channel dedicated to residential construction, bringing real-world lessons to classrooms in middle school, high school and college. The project is supported by a grant from the National Housing Endowment.
Kiewit Scholars gift to foster future leaders in design, construction
Through a generous gift from Kiewit, a construction and engineering company, the Purdue College of Engineering and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute will offer the Kiewit Scholars Program at Purdue. Eligible Polytechnic students are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors that demonstrate academic merit, leadership and civic engagement while pursuing degrees in Construction Management Technology, Design and Construction Integration, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Future Work and Learning research projects focus on all human-technology interactions
Since 2018, Purdue Polytechnic faculty have been collaborating to explore the intersection between learning and work within the context of technology. Through new approaches to education and workforce training and development, their ongoing “Future Work and Learning” research aims to empower employees to take charge of their careers and become active, successful professionals and members of society.
Construction management’s accelerated Degree in 3 program produces inaugural cohort of graduates
Purdue Polytechnic’s accelerated construction management degree is helping alleviate the shortage of qualified employees in industry. The first graduates of the School of Construction Management Technology’s ”Degree in 3“ program graduated this past May.
Construction management capstone instructors honored for exceptional teaching during pandemic
Purdue Polytechnic instructors in the School of Construction Management Technology found innovative ways to teach the business of construction management to Purdue students during the pandemic. Their creative tactics included video classes, virtual presentations and cross-departmental collaborations, which earned them Purdue’s award for Exceptional Teaching and Instructional Support.
Construction management researchers use virtual reality to improve knowledge transfer in industry
Purdue Polytechnic’s Anthony Sparkling and Ramyani Sengupta are studying how virtual reality technology could help experienced professionals and potential retirees in the construction industry more efficiently transfer knowledge to next-generation workers.