Anderson-area children introduced to food-related STEM careers

The Food Engineer Adventure summer camp offered in June by Purdue Polytechnic Anderson helped introduce kids to STEM education and career opportunities in the food sector. Participants learned about the food supply chain through hands-on activities, a field trip to a local farm, building an indoor garden, meal budgeting and shopping and a food challenge competition.

Purdue aviation experts collaborate with industry to address critical shortage of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians

Purdue’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology has created the Purdue University National Aviation Symposium – Emerging Critical Shortages of Pilots and Maintenance Technicians, a three-day symposium in the fall of 2022 to identify and mitigate challenges to creating a sufficient pool of qualified pilots and technicians. The symposium will feature Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Polytechnic hosts middle, high schoolers representing Indiana’s Technology Student Association

More than 130 middle and high school students convened on the Purdue campus in late February to display their solutions to a variety of challenges including architectural design, computer integrated manufacturing, engineering design, structural engineering, and dragster design.