As vice president for development, Amy Noah (BS organizational leadership and supervision ’94) serves as Purdue’s chief connection-maker, focusing on building relationships between the University and alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. She believes that nurturing healthy, long-lasting relationships is the best way to find the support that Purdue needs to advance its mission.
Intelligent Learning Factory prepares Polytechnic graduates for Industry 4.0
Ragu Athinarayanan and Grant Richards are organizing Purdue Polytechnic’s Intelligent Manufacturing Initiative to prepare graduates equipped to make decisions and solve problems based on data from artificial intelligence, robotics, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and other advanced technologies in automation and data exchange.
CGT professors aim to create lifelike online teachers capable of emotion and emotional intelligence
Nicoletta Adamo and Bedrich Benes are researching the ways in which emotional computer-animated instructors affect student learning. Their research also aims to guide the design of affective (that is, emotion-generating) on-screen agents that work well for different types of learners.
New “distance doctorate” program the first of its kind
Purdue Polytechnic launched a new Doctorate of Technology distance-learning program tailored to actively employed, working professionals. The new graduate degree program is the first Doctorate of Technology degree offered completely online by a Tier 1 research university.
Polytechnic achieves record-high enrollment third year in a row
For three years in a row, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute achieved record enrollment at its West Lafayette location.
Polytechnic faculty, staff recognized for awards, achievements
Faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute were recognized for their achievements during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Engineering Technology adds two majors
In fall 2019, Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology introduced two new majors that are now available as part of the electrical engineering technology program.
Polytechnic High School opens second Indianapolis location
Purdue Polytechnic High School, a tuition-free public charter school aligned with Purdue University, opened its second Indianapolis location in fall 2019.
Idea challenge: Student teams devise high-tech methods to fight human trafficking
Purdue Polytechnic Institute hosted a design innovation event to fight the modern-day kidnapping and slavery epidemic known as “human trafficking.”
Gateway to Innovation: $140M complex to provide major expansion of instructional space
In mid-2019, the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved a major construction project for Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute and College of Engineering. The “Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway” project will provide a total of 255,000 gross square feet and will increase both the quality and quantity of instructional lab space.