Read about the plethora of award-winning faculty and staff within the Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University's college for innovation in technology.
Come to class, build a guitar. In Purdue Polytechnic, a college that strongly emphasizes hands-on learning, is it any wonder that Professor Mark French’s “guitar lab” course is a student favorite?
Rua Williams, assistant professor of user experience design, has been selected for the Social Science Research Council’s inaugural Just Tech Fellowship.
Faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute were recognized May 19 for their achievements during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for her work in cybersecurity — specifically, for her upcoming research that will analyze the criminological differences and online grooming strategies of child sexual exploitation offenders in Spain, train Spanish law enforcement officers, and conduct community safety seminars.
Sharita Ware, a graduate of Purdue’s engineering-teacher technology education post-baccalaureate Transition to Teaching program, received the 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year Award.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar and Rua Mae Williams were among 12 faculty and staff members named as Purdue’s first Societal Impact Fellows.
Nathalie Duval-Couetil has been named Purdue Polytechnic’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow and will serve as a resource to the college’s faculty and students interested in pursuing technology commercialization.
Because of inhospitable living conditions in outer space, some of the galaxy’s next explorers will be robots. To ascertain the caliber of the world’s robotics experts, the Centennial Challenges Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) teamed with the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, for the Space Robotics Challenge. A team led by Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min, associate professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology, is a finalist in NASA’s robotics challenge.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Caroline Marete was selected by the nonprofit Eno Center for Transportation as the recipient of the 2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellowship.