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.
Purdue Polytechnic faculty and students helped bring lessons in robotics and manufacturing to 150 area K-8 students during week-long summer camps.
Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology collaborated with aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel and the Federal Aviation Administration to convert a glider aircraft into an airplane to provide flight training to disabled, would-be pilots.
Volunteers are needed to cut and sew isolation gowns made of Tyvek, a synthetic, waterproof material, for healthcare workers and first responders.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Nate Hartman is leading a volunteer group of 40 faculty and staff throughout the University to produce medical supplies for Indiana hospitals, including safety glasses and face shields. They’re also developing an improved design for N95 respirators that can be easily disinfected.
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.
Women in Construction Management, a student organization, hosted a panel discussion and equipment demonstration sponsored by Kiewit Construction, Engineering and Mining Services.
High school students and teachers from across Indiana participated in “Cyber Encounters,” a day-long cybersecurity workshop, at Purdue University on November 6.
Brooke Huntington has been appointed as Purdue Polytechnic’s assistant dean for K-12 outreach, effective August 17.