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.
Sharita Ware, a graduate of Purdue’s engineering-teacher technology education post-baccalaureate Transition to Teaching program, received the 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year Award.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel, assistant professor of technology leadership and innovation, was named a 2021 recipient of Purdue’s Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award.
Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry and education can work together to change children’s perceptions about careers in manufacturing.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Design and Innovation Challenge, a showcase for students to incorporate human-centered design during the creation of working prototypes of new products, went virtual in 2020.
Polytechnic students majoring in engineering/technology teacher education to become K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) instructors learned “Engineering by Design,” a new STEM-focused teaching model.
Greg Strimel, assistant professor of technology leadership and innovation, chaired the team that produced the “Framework for P-12 Engineering Learning,” a newly released report to provide practical guidance for engineering learning that can begin for students as young as pre-school-age and continue through high school.
Purdue Polytechnic faculty and students helped bring lessons in robotics and manufacturing to 150 area K-8 students during week-long summer camps.
Hayley Grisez, a rising sophomore studying engineering/technology teacher education (ETTE), was honored with Purdue Student Life’s Emerging Leader award.
The Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) have partnered to create the HMIN Drives Dreams Pathway (HDDP) IN-MaC Design and Innovation Studio in Greensburg, Ind.