Mesut Akdere, associate professor of human resource development in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation and director of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Virtual Lab, has been invited to join a task force at this November’s G20 summit, to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The School of Construction Management Technology held the Indiana Building Academy, a one-day conference for building industry professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Construction Management’s inaugural Indiana Building Academy, held last November, was a success, and the next conference is set for Nov. 12, 2019.
Computer graphics technology students at Purdue Polytechnic Richmond will present “Problem Solving from Rural to Main: Using Design Thinking to Solve Current Issues Facing Our Communities” on Wednesday, April 11, in the Richmond Innovation Center. The public is invited to see student presentations about community issues and prototypes of technology solutions designed to help rural high school students and the downtown business community.
Scott Bartholomew, assistant professor of engineering/technology teacher education, was the featured speaker at the National Art Education Association’s live webcast, “Design Thinking in STEAM: An International Perspective through a Mixed Methods Study.”
Mesut Akdere, associate professor of human resource development, was a panelist at the United States Air Force's National Security Scholars Conference in Washington, D.C., on November 30.
Jon Padfield, assistant professor of organizational leadership at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, recently presented the research paper “The Use of Crowd Funding Analytics as a Predictor for Innovation Market Demand” at the 8th annual Asia Pacific Innovation Conference.
Students in TECH 12000 (Design Thinking in Technology) will present a public showcase of their semester projects from 2–3 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Knoy Hall of Technology rooms B016 and B019. The campus community, parents and friends are invited to meet students in the course and explore their work. Snacks will be provided.
Mesut Akdere, associate professor of human resource development, gave a presentation to the NASA Academy of Aerospace Quality Workshop in Huntsville, Alabama, entitled “Exploring Mixed Reality for Developing Intercultural Team Skills: Implications for Space Exploration Teams.”