In the news: Purdue's Peruvian connections tighten

From its sleek computer labs to spacious interior to students slaving over lines of code, there is little to distinguish Tecnologia Superior University’s (TECSUP) campus from that of a modern American university. But that doesn’t mean its students aren’t excited about visiting one.

This week, 22 students and three faculty members from TECSUP campuses in Lima and Arequipa, Peru, will learn what Purdue University is all about as they arrive in West Lafayette to continue a nearly five-year relationship between the schools.

CoT to help establish Peruvian university

A College of Technology partnership with a Peruvian university is expanding from annual exchange trips to the creation of a new engineering curriculum.

In January 2012, the leaders of TECSUP asked the College of Technology to help them create a new university, focused on applied engineering, that would help South American residents complete their five-year engineering degrees. The new University of Engineering and Technology will be known as UTEC.

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.