Purdue Polytechnic’s Kokomo location now resides inside the newly renovated Inventrek Technology Park, which features expansive lab space for mechanical engineering technology and electrical engineering technology coursework and numerous other learning spaces. Students take advantage of seven times more workspace than was available at Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo’s previous location.
When COVID-19 made on-campus summer STEM camps impossible for middle-school students to attend in 2020, Purdue Polytechnic’s Anne Lucietto and Nancy Denton teamed with graduate students Brian Tedeschi and Julia Miller to devise “Techie Time,” a virtual five-day STEM camp.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Davin Huston and Mark French, along with Kathryn Smith, a former graduate student in Huston’s lab, have created a flexible, printed circuit board that makes electric guitars better for both players and manufacturers.
Nadeem Ali went on three internships while earning his mechanical engineering technology degree. Internships help “diversify your experience outside of your book-smarts” and make students especially attractive to future employers, he said.
Engineering technology and construction management technology students worked together to win second place in the Elementary School category at the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge.
Kathryn Harville, a senior in mechanical engineering technology, received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.
Whether he is at a construction site or at the plant, Matt High works to keep Purdue up and running every day. High works at the Wade Utility Plant as a utilities mechanical engineer. The plant uses steam to generate electricity, heat and chilled water throughout campus.
Maureen Fang, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering technology, is the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Fellow for ASME.
Fang began her year-long term in January, and she is based at the Youngstown, Ohio, headquarters of the America Makes innovation center.
Joseph P. Fuehne, Maha Associate Professor of Fluid Power for the College of Technology, has been appointed director of Purdue University’s College of Technology locations at Columbus and Greensburg.
He will oversee operations for both College of Technology locations. The Columbus location is headquartered in the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, and the Greensburg location operates out of the Greensburg Learning Center.