Purdue Polytechnic’s network of charter schools will gain a new branch for the upcoming academic year as the system expands into Pike Township. This is the Purdue Polytechnic High School’s (PPHS) fourth campus, and the third in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
In addition to a vast array of improved lab facilities, Purdue Polytechnic will be adding over a dozen entirely new ones for the coming academic year. All are designed to help students keep pace with "technology's rapid evolution."
Purdue-based aviation crew “Boiler Up, Hangar Down” scored a top ten spot in the annual Air Race Classic, out of a competition class of 43 teams. Pilots Alex Small and Morgan Mallow competed successfully against nearly 100 other pilots from all walks of life and careers.
Purdue Polytechnic's "guitar lab" remains one of Purdue's most popular courses. Gryphon Mawhorter’s lifelong passion for building guitars caught the attention of Mark French, who teaches the course. French appointed Mawhorter, a junior in audio engineering technology, to lab supervisor — and Mawhorter is now charting his own unique path in the Polytechnic.
The Indiana Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) has launched Pathways, a program designed to place the best and brightest high schoolers on job sites with the most high-profile manufacturing companies in the state. And it works: the Pathways have placed so many Hoosier engineers in full-time jobs that IN-MaC is expanding to more states.
Come to class, build a guitar. In Purdue Polytechnic, a college that strongly emphasizes hands-on learning, is it any wonder that Professor Mark French’s “guitar lab” course is a student favorite?
When a childhood medical issue with his eyesight delayed his plan to become an airplane pilot, Hudson Tsang learned there’s more than one way to fly. He discovered that Purdue Polytechnic’s unmanned aerial systems major is a perfect fit.
A team of Purdue Polytechnic students will be competing in the 45th annual Air Race Classic, an all-woman, daylight-only race in which race teams fly a defined course to a list of predefined airports.
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.