Students in Purdue Polytechnic’s aviation technology-related majors won first- and third-place awards at the Transportation Research Board’s annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.
Purdue leads in awarding PhD degrees to Black Boilermakers in engineering-related technology
During the five-year period that ended in spring 2020, Purdue conferred the most doctoral degrees to Black graduate students in engineering-related technology and several other disciplines, as compared with its peer R1 research institutions nationally and in the Big Ten.
Polytechnic team among finalists in NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2
Because of inhospitable living conditions in outer space, some of the galaxy’s next explorers will be robots. To ascertain the caliber of the world’s robotics experts, the Centennial Challenges Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) teamed with the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, for the Space Robotics Challenge. A team led by Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min, associate professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology, is a finalist in NASA’s robotics challenge.
Researchers aim to make conveyor belts smart, able to predict mechanical failure
Jose Garcia Bravo and Brittany Newell, assistant professors of engineering technology, along with Jose Chamorro, Santiago Guevara, Jose Solorio, Laura Vallejo and other colleagues, collaborated to design a system that predicts the health of conveyance systems in industry. Improving the reliability of conveyor belts has the potential to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in a variety of industries.
Aviation PhD student awarded O’Bryant Fellowship to study transportation policy
Purdue Polytechnic’s Caroline Marete was selected by the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation as the recipient of the 2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship.
Polytechnic grad student researching ways to disrupt the business of human trafficking
Gianna Lint, a student in Purdue Polytechnic’s Doctorate of Technology program, is applying her expertise in process improvement towards human trafficking research.
Cyber forensics student wants women to pursue careers in cybersecurity
Yansi Keim, a graduate research assistant in cyber forensics, was featured as one of the “12 women of crypto” in Women of Silicon Valley, an online magazine.
Construction Management grad assistant named NSF INCLUDES trainee
Candice Sexton, a graduate teaching assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology, was named one of six national trainees in the NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) program.
Engineering Technology research assistant earns scholarship from ASTM International
ASTM International has awarded a scholarship to Petr Vozka, a graduate research assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology.
Chopra wins ATMAE research award
Shweta Chopra, a graduate student in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation, received the first place award for graduate research at the recent ATMAE Annual Conference.
Chopra was honored for her dissertation research into the rice supply chain in India, her home country. Her ultimate goal is to improve the way rice is distributed, from the growers to consumers, while eliminating corruption and waste. Her research is ongoing.