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Sitarz wins Women in Security award

Doctoral student Rachel Sitarz was named one of two winners in the inaugural Women in Security Awards, sponsored by Duo Security.

Sitarz is working toward her PhD in cyber forensics at Purdue University in the Department of Computer and Information Technology. She also works full-time for Purdue, analyzing the threats that are coming into their networks.

She was honored, in part, for her ability as a researcher to “produce results that have real-world implications.”

Columbus classrooms are making the Polytechnic switch

The Columbus Republic highlighted changes in Austin Creasy’s mechanical engineering technology classrooms in its August 21 edition.

Creasy is incorporating many elements of the Polytechnic learning environment as the Purdue Polytechnic Institute location continues to transform with the rest of the college.

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Advanced manufacturing program helps long-term unemployed

A new training program run by the Region 4 Workforce Board and Purdue Polytechnic Institute Lafayette, in collaboration with local manufacturers, is designed to prepare people who’ve been out of work for months for stable, assembly line positions.

The program, called Rapid Reemployment for Advanced Manufacturing Positions (RAMP), is funded by a $7.6 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Students represent Purdue at EAA AirVenture

Six Purdue aviation technology student ambassadors and three recruitment staff members have been representing the department at the weeklong EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The group has a booth in the exhibit hall and is talking with thousands of guests about Purdue aviation programs as well as recruiting prospective students.

Air venture attracts nearly half a million enthusiasts every year.

Week-long academy hosts aspiring high school entrepreneurs

Purdue Polytechnic New Albany partnered with Indiana University Southeast to provide a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to build their business acumen. The week-long Entrepreneurship Academy at New Albany program introduced students to entrepreneurship and provided mentors from local business leaders and field experts.

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