The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved construction of Dudley Hall, an $80 million “Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway” project for project-based instructional laboratories, design studios and collaborative spaces.
Students, faculty and staff have been settling in to the Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC), a state-of-the-art collaborative learning facility which opened in September 2017.
Construction of new classroom and lab space for Purdue Polytechnic workforce development programs in downtown Muncie, Ind., is progressing at the new Madjax facility.
With the addition of a Hawker 900XP full-motion, Level D flight simulator in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, Purdue is becoming the only university in the nation to offer jet-type training integrated in a bachelor of science degree program.
Numerous faculty from Purdue Polytechnic who participate in research and programs at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute will be able to use the new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, a research space that will focus on infusing Purdue resources and statewide manufacturing expertise into digital manufacturing technology.
A knowledge gap in the development of alternative aviation fuels led to the creation of the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE), a new interdisciplinary research lab in Purdue’s Potter Engineering Center directed by Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology.