The National Science Foundation has just issued its first-ever grant to Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, funding the school’s large-scale AI and mixed-reality research project. Included are over a dozen industry partners and higher ed institutions.
Anne Lucietto from Purdue Polytechnic's School of Engineering Technology has teamed up with a wide range of researchers to investigate disparities between African American student enrollment in engineering technology compared to other demographic groups. Lucietto was awarded nearly $300,000 by the National Science Foundation to undertake the project.
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.
Area high school students got to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in robotics from Purdue Polytechnic's very own SMART Lab. As part of the week-long program, they got to pick the brains of faculty and research staff, even learning how Purdue's familiar delivery robots manage to stay on target and not get lost around campus.
Purdue Polytechnic Anderson received a $10,000 Bridge to College Day grant to expose high school juniors and seniors to postsecondary opportunities.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Robert Nawrocki and his research colleagues are designing a soft, flexible electrode that can be comfortably placed on the skin, enabling a treatment called deep nerve stimulation. The new technology could potentially provide relief for medical disorders including migraine, rheumatoid arthritis and many gastrointestinal illnesses without the side effects of traditional pharmaceutical treatments.
A $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., will help establish a centralized, virtual hub called “Innovation College” to encourage innovative teaching methods that reach across disciplines.
Gateway ComplexPurdue University announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has given a $40 million grant to help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, an interdisciplinary hub with project-based instructional labs, design studios and other collaborative spaces. The complex will replace the Nuclear Engineering Building and Michael Golden Labs facilities.
During a visit to Purdue University, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced a $12 million award to Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute to develop a program to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals.
During August-September 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $1,863,262.
Faculty who received funding (all are principal investigators unless otherwise noted) were: