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.
Industry partners join IN-MaC's Pathway System to upskill young manufacturing professionals
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.
Students use hands-on skills, teamwork to build guitars in popular Engineering Technology course
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?
Unmanned aerial systems student discovers a love for flight outside of the cockpit
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.
Purdue Air Race Classic team takes to the skies
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.
Design and Innovation Challenge goes virtual
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.