An interdisciplinary team of Purdue Polytechnic researchers received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding to study how teams of humans and robots will work together at construction sites. The team hopes the NSF grant will serve as the foundation for years of collaborative research to improve the efficiency and scalability of human-robot teams in constrained and complex construction workplaces.
Human Resource Development
Future Work and Learning research projects focus on all human-technology interactions
Since 2018, Purdue Polytechnic faculty have been collaborating to explore the intersection between learning and work within the context of technology. Through new approaches to education and workforce training and development, their ongoing “Future Work and Learning” research aims to empower employees to take charge of their careers and become active, successful professionals and members of society.
Duval-Couetil named Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow to assist faculty, students
Nathalie Duval-Couetil has been named Purdue Polytechnic’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow and will serve as a resource to the college’s faculty and students interested in pursuing technology commercialization.
Akdere named outstanding Purdue leader in Globalization
Purdue Polytechnic’s Mesut Akdere received the 2021 Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Award for faculty.
Akdere receives research excellence award
Mesut Akdere, professor of human resource development, and a colleague received the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award.
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.
Graduate of human resource development program first to receive professional HR certification
Isaiah Thomas (BS human resource development ’20) received his professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) two years earlier than most Human Resources (HR) professionals, making him the first graduate from the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation’s HRD program to do so.
Purdue offers combined degree program in human resources
Purdue Polytechnic and Krannert School of Management are teaming to offer a combined degree program, with students earning an undergraduate degree in human resource development and a master’s degree in human resource management.
Human resource development program accepted by the Society for Human Resource Management
The human resource development (HRD) undergraduate program created by Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation has been accepted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).