Equity is not about treating everybody the same. John Gates, Purdue’s vice provost for diversity and inclusion, says it’s about providing people what they need to succeed, even if that means treating people differently—and what we do innately in our lives is what we should do in our classrooms and offices.
Techies Today Episode 017: Mike Reckowsky & Tech Expo, a Showcase of Student Solutions
Mike Reckowsky, director of industry relations in Purdue Polytechnic, says companies that sponsor students’ senior capstone projects receive working prototypes that address real-world problems. See students’ unique problem-solving abilities on display during our Tech Expo, and learn why your company should partner with our college.
Techies Today Episode 016: Daniel Castro, Meeting the Polytechnic's New Dean
How did building cities in the dirt with toys and listening to soccer games on the radio lead a boy from Colombia to a distinguished career in industry and higher education that spanned three continents? It’s the story of Daniel Castro, the new dean of Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute.
Techies Today Episode 015: James Letsinger, Building Polytechnic's Future
James Letsinger, a 2013 Construction Management Technology grad, is overseeing construction of Purdue’s $140 million Engineering & Polytechnic Gateway Complex. He discusses what his job is like each day at the construction site and what it means to him to advance from being a graduate to building his school’s future home.
Techies Today Episode 014: Toni Munguia, Making a Difference
This episode of Techies Today features a visit with Toni Munguia, Purdue Polytechnic’s director of recruitment, retention and diversity. Learn why Toni loves her students like her own family. Toni tells us how she first came to Purdue, why working with students is so meaningful to her, and how her TECH 101 course makes a difference for students and the Polytechnic.
Techies Today Episode 013: Abby Perez, Psychology+Design=UX
Abby Perez is a user experience engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In 2018, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Purdue Polytechnic’s UX Design program with a minor in psychology and a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This episode of “Techies Today” includes interviews with Abby recorded several years apart.
Techies Today Episode 012: Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Purdue's CyberSleuth
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, fights crime using cyberforensics, a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media.
Techies Today Episode 011: Nadeem Ali, Internships Work
Nadeem Ali went on three internships while earning his mechanical engineering technology degree. Internships help “diversify your experience outside of your book-smarts” and make students especially attractive to future employers, he said.
Techies Today Episode 010: Rosemary Astheimer, Flipping the Classroom
Rosemary Astheimer’s students watch her pre-recorded video lectures before coming to class, allowing for class meetings to be used for active, hands-on learning and problem-solving. Astheimer says the “flipped classroom” method better accommodates different learning styles.
Techies Today Episode 009: Mark Zimpfer, Construction Management & Limitless Opportunities
Mark Zimpfer, assistant professor of practice in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Construction Management Technology, talks about the "almost limitless opportunities" for students studying construction management technology and about the construction industry-related YouTube channel he is helping to develop.