In the news: Able Flight helps five with disabilities to fly

Five people with physical disabilities are about halfway through their Able Flight pilot training at Purdue University.

Hosted by the Department of Aviation Technology at Purdue, Able Flight is in its fourth year at the University. The program includes five weeks of intensive and ground training that leads to a pilot certificate. The Able Flight participants train with Purdue flight instructors in Sky Arrow LSAs adapted with hand controls.

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.

Two students win college leadership awards

As part of its mission, the College of Technology strives to develop future managers and leaders in technology. To foster and recognize this, the college awards leadership awards: one award for an outstanding undergraduate leader and one for an outstanding graduate leader.  Any student who is a major in any of the College of Technology’s graduate or undergraduate programs is eligible.

The 2013 student leadership honors were awarded to Erika Healy and Jennifer Kirschner.

Student researchers gain first-hand look at German manufacturing

Isaiah Butler and Hector Mena took in something extra during their spring break trip to Germany: behind-the-scenes tours at Germany manufacturers.

They combined their undergraduate research as part of the LSAMP undergraduate research program and the course MFET 49900 (Technology Innovation and Culture in Bavaria) during the weeklong trip to Germany over the spring break.

2nd annual Paint Purdue Pink event reaches out to high school girls

A special one-day event for high school girls will make the connection between technology-focused degrees and solutions to a variety of social challenges.

Purdue’s College of Technology at Richmond will host the second annual Paint Purdue Pink this month. The event is being organized to show high school girls how they can make a difference with each of the degrees offered at the location.

Women in Technology sit to take a stand

An empty red chair will beckon to students, faculty and staff in Knoy Hall March 5, urging them to reflect on the role of women in technology.

As part of the national Sit With Me campaign, Purdue’s Women in Technology student organization will embrace the slogan “sometimes you have to sit to take a stand” and invite others to offer insights about women in technology.

Women and men are invited to share their thoughts between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 in the Knoy Hall lobby.


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