John Wensveen, head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University, has been following the Zika virus outbreak, especially as it relates to travel.
Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo celebrated its 2016 graduates May 10 during its commencement in the Indiana University Kokomo Kresge Auditorium.
Andy Schaffer, associate dean for Purdue Polytechnic Statewide, congratulated the graduates and reminded them that they serve as an inspiration to others.
“Every semester I start by challenging the students and asking them how they want to change the world. This year we made a tiny home,” said Kirk Alter, associate professor of construction management at Purdue University.
The tiny home project will address the issue of housing for the homeless, battered women and people re-entering society from prison.
“One of the things that the students have learned,” Alter said, “is that we don’t need heroes, we need partners — partners in our communities.”
The future of aviation and its workforce in Indiana were the main discussion topics during an Aviation and Aerospace in Indiana event sponsored by Indiana Business Journal in April.
John Wensveen, professor and head of the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, was a panelist for the discussion.
Two Purdue graduate students are developing a gamified MBA program that teaches business concepts in an immersive, fantasy environment.
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute has created an intercultural certification program for its students.
Eight people with disabilities can become licensed pilots in 2016 thanks to Able Flight.
The new Plant 3 building in Anderson, which will serve as the headquarters for Purdue Polytechnic Anderson, will fill a much-needed niche in the the region’s education offerings.
Purdue Polytechnic Lafayette is one of three educational entities identified to participate in a $2.2 million training program for advanced manufacturing announced in Lafayette March 21.