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.
Purdue Polytechnic students Zackary Roth, Brock Langley and Jack Williams have received grant funding from an organization that supports student inventors to help market the Seal Spoon, a spoon with a closable cover designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease.
Three companies with ties to Purdue Polytechnic Institute are part of the Purdue Startup Class of 2016, the largest group in the University’s history.
Ian Hamilton, a computer graphics technology senior at Purdue’s College of Technology, has been named the first Student Ambassador for entrepreneurship and innovation for Purdue and the State of Indiana.
Global Entrepreneurship Week activities at Purdue University Nov. 12-13 will feature a panel discussion of successful and aspiring entrepreneurs in an event sponsored by the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.
Student Entrepreneurs and Beyond, a panel discussion of current and former Purdue students, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 13) in Stewart Center, Room 206, in conjunction with entrepreneurship capstone classes. A networking reception will follow.