Veronica Brems, Blaise King, Raul Molina and Autumn Yang, Purdue Polytechnic students majoring in construction management technology, have been named as inaugural Kiewit Scholars.
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.
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.
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.