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.