Administrative appointments, Feb. 2013

James Mohler, Ph.D., has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs and diversity for the College of Technology. He had been serving in the position on an interim basis since the fall of 2011. He is also a professor of computer graphics technology. He earned his bachelor's degree in technical graphics, his master of science in technology and his doctorate in education, all from Purdue University.

Diversity newsletter to showcase initiatives, successes

In May of 2012, faculty and staff assembled to discuss our path moving forward relative to diversity within the college. The primary goal was to develop a diversity plan that provided specific actions we could undertake to continue to improve diversity in the college. We began by collectively defining what diversity means in the CoT, why diversity is important to us (value statement), and our purpose in focusing on it.

CLAIMiT workshop highlights Technology’s career options, projects

Nearly 40 high school students and their families will attend the inaugural CLAIMiT workshop at the College of Technology Nov. 17.

CLAIMiT stands for Communicating Leadership and Advancing Innovation for Minorities in Technology. The experience, aimed at underrepresented minorities enrolled in Project Lead the Way high school classes, is based on a similar successful experience the college offers for high school women.

Purdue’s all-woman team wins Stryker Engineering Challenge

An all-woman team from Purdue won the third annual Stryker Engineering Challenge Sept. 27-28 at Stryker Medical in Portage, Mich.

Team members were Bakytgul Khaday, Gwenlynn Schroeder, Sarah Small and Rachel Lindsay. Khaday and Schroeder are electrical engineering technology majors, and Small and Lindsay are mechanical engineering majors.

Purdue professor encourages diversity in technology

Brandeis Marshall, an assistant professor in the department of Computer and Information Technology, participated in the planning of two conferences that took place in April 2012. Marshall was on the planning committee for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathemics (STEM) Women of Color Conference that was held April 1-3 at Purdue University. She was also a co-organizer for the Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM) Workshop that was held in Anaheim, Calif., April 27-28.


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