Organizational Leadership

Purdue-developed IronHacks platform uses government data to test skills of future coders, analysts

Talented data analysts went head-to-head last fall during Purdue’s IronHacks competition to predict unemployment claims across Indiana. Competitors used data provided by Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation alongside state government data. The winners’ predictive models displayed stunning accuracy.

Microelectronics workforce program awarded $10.8M

Purdue Polytechnic’s Jennifer Linvill is co-principal investigator of SCALE (Scalable Asymmetric Lifecycle Engagement) research. Linvill and her colleagues received new funding from the Department of Defense that will allow the project to extend for five years and expand significantly. They aim to develop a next-generation workforce that can return the United States to prominence in global microelectronics manufacturing.

Lybrook instrumental in Leadership cohort

Daniel L. Lybrook not only was instrumental in creating our Weekend Master of Science program for Leadership, but also has taught multiple courses in the program for every cohort. When not helping ProSTAR, Lybrook is an associate professor in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation. He is a pure Boilermaker, having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Purdue University.

Anderson OLS students to assist local Impact Center

As part of a new partnership, students from Purdue University College of Technology at Anderson will help the Anderson Impact Center (AIC) develop its technology workshops and connections between employers and AIC clients.

Students enrolled in Organizational Leadership and Supervision 46700 (Service Learning) will help develop and deliver basic computer and technology workshops for AIC. They hope to make AIC’s clients more comfortable with technology and also more competitive in the job market.

The first workshops should be available in March.

CoT students create play area for local Boys and Girls Club

Area youth who take advantage of programs at the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club have a new playground area thanks to students at Purdue’s College of Technology (CoT) at Lafayette. As part of CoT’s OLS 46700 Service Learning course, the college students transformed an empty lot into a safe and fun place for kids to play.

The project was partially funded by the Community Service Student Grant Program, facilitated by Purdue’s Office of Engagement. Additional support came from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Wabash National, Oerlikon Fairfield and Kohl’s.