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New Albany location brings STEM focus to YMCA

The Purdue College of Technology in New Albany and the YMCA of Southern Indiana have begun a partnership to incorporate STEM subjects into summer programs and other youth programs.

Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue location off Charlestown Road, said while he’s trying to give the college more exposure in the community, he’s also trying to find ways to meet the needs of other organizations in the area.

Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence promotes collaboration

Purdue's expertise in metrology (the science of measurement) and fabrication are highlighted in the July 2014 edition of The Business Connection, a publication of the Columbus (IN) Republic.

Professors from Purdue's College of Technology at Columbus and their research are featured as part of a larger story about the city's three-year-old Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

The story describes the center as "a minds- and hands-on experience for students and researchers."

Local entrepreneurship program aids teen's innovation

Pendleton Heights junior Brandon Boynton is receiving national attention for a mobile application designed to stop bullying.

Boynton created The Bully Box while in the Madison County Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program.

This was the first year for the YEA! program, through the chamber and Purdue University College of Technology in Anderson, and officials say they are pleased with the program’s success.

Purdue students improve Indy 500 security checkpoints

A group of Purdue students figured out a way to shorten the amount of time race fans will wait at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway entrance gates on race day.

The new process will get crowds through the gates and into the grandstands 25 seconds faster.

It doesn’t seem like much, but that time adds up. Eric Dietz, the director at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute and professor of computer and information technology, said taking saving 25 seconds on more than 100,000 people will save security personnel 2,000 man hours.


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