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Purdue College of Technology equips graduates for workforce

The day after walking across the stage to accept her degree, Purdue University College of Technology graduate Erica Norris already is putting to use her bachelor's degree in computer and information technology.

Norris was part of a small but proud group that earned their degrees from the Purdue College of Technology, Kokomo, Wednesday evening. Fourteen students in the 25-person graduating class accepted bachelor’s degrees or certificates in five technology-related areas at the Indiana University Kokomo campus.

New Anderson lab will put students closer to career options

Purdue College of Technology, Anderson, will build a classroom and engineering lab in the Anderson Innovation Center to give its students more real-world experience with robotics and automation.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said this is a great educational opportunity for students in Anderson and Madison County to see and experience what the latest innovations in technology are capable of doing.

Authors of engineering design article honored

Todd Kelley, associate professor of technology leadership and innovation, and his co-author received the 2014 Gerald R. Day Top Peer-Reviewed Article Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association this spring.

The article, which Kelley wrote with Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow Moira McSpadden, is titled "Engineering Design: Diverse Design Teams to Solve Real-World Problems" and was published in Technology and Engineering Teacher in 2012.

Balloon launch creates buzz, provides experience

The latest high-altitude balloon launch by the Association of Mechanical and Electrical Technologists (AMET) placed them in the news again. The balloon traveled more than 300 miles to near Cleveland, Ohio. After several phone calls to residents in the area, the balloon was located. It arrived back at Purdue five days later, where it was opened in front of local media.

Here are the stories they posted about the launch:

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