Greg Strimel, a Purdue Polytechnic Institute professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, told The Persistent Pursuit that his students choosing to nominate him for a teaching award "means everything" to him.
Purdue Polytechnic's Paul Asunda has been named a 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar. He will partner on a project in Kenya designed to help Kenyan schools evaluate and modify how they teach STEM subjects to their students.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel and Bryan Hubbard both received 2023 Murphy Awards, Purdue’s highest undergraduate teaching honor. They joined three other Polytechnic professors who received Murphy Awards within the last six years.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Paul Asunda received funding for his proposal, “Leading Academic Transformation: Enhancing Stem Instructional Methods," from the Embassy of the United States of America in Kazakhstan.
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.