innovation magazine

Message from the dean

Perhaps the most visible part of the college’s transformation was approved at the May meeting of the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The board approved our proposal to rename the College of Technology to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.


On May 15, the Purdue University Board of Trustees encouraged the college’s efforts and transformation by approving the renaming of the college to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

Centers of excellence

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute has added nine of its 11 centers in the past five years. The increased interest in centers can be traced to more research activity, more collaboration across campus and more engagement with industry partners.

Printin’ up bones

During 2014-15, when a Purdue veterinary medicine professor wanted students to work with a particular bone or set of bones, there was no need for a cadaver. A call to Cari Morgan with the request to “print it,” did just fine.