Hubo Cai, interim head of Purdue Polytechnic's School of Construction Management Technology, won the American Society of Civil Engineers' foremost award for groundbreaking research on 3D location tracking on construction sites.
The careers of Technology graduates can help place the discipline in context.
By Kim Medaris Delker
Technology is one of modern language’s most-used words. It also is one of the most vague and least understood.
Merriam-Webster defines “technology” as “the practical application of knowledge, especially in a particular area,” but that definition leaves a lot open to interpretation.
As the College of Technology’s December 2012 graduates complete their time at Purdue, we are profiling a few and finding out their future plans and how they arrived at this point in their lives. Commencement was December 16, 2012.
Benjamin R. Cox, West Lafayette, Ind.
In Process Control Professional Staff for Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, Ind.
As part of their senior design course in aviation, three students undertook a project to design an electronic personal restraint system for NASA astronauts to use in microgravity environments. The design, created by Kevin Tait, Justin Lewis and Justin Hickel, would allow an astronaut to walk along a surface while being electromagnetically restrained to it. The system would also release the user in the event of power failure.
Daniel Golladay, Whitestown, Ind.
I love this stuff. I love working with my hands and being elbow deep in solvent, cleaning parts. It was what I was meant to do. The easiest explanation is I work on them and pilots fly them. I plan on being an airplane mechanic; I keep them running. They work you up the chain from your first year to getting an Airframe and Powerplant certification.
Colin Tancredi, Wallingford, Penn.
Sigma Alpha Lambda leadership organization
Golden Key international academic honor society
Tarkington Hall staff
Wiley Hall community
Henry Zhang’s Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory (MDL) is home to the state’s largest self-built 3-D printer. In fact, it was used to create many of its own pieces.
A 3-D printer is one of the necessities for additive manufacturing. It gives manufacturers the flexibility to produce parts with complicated features and with a lot less expense than casting a part. It is also a convenient way to make a prototype, directly converting a CAD 3-D-modeled design. It has many applications in future manufacturing industry.