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.
Ten Purdue Polytechnic students were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.
Faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute were recognized in late April for their achievements during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Mesut Akdere, professor of human resource development, received the Polytechnic’s Outstanding Faculty in Discovery award and a Purdue Seed for Success Award. But his work as a faculty member extends beyond the realm of research.
Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved Alejandra Magana, professor of computer and information technology, for the W.C. Furnas Professorship in Enterprise Excellence.
Faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute were recognized in May for their achievements during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Purdue Polytechnic faculty and staff are recognized frequently for their achievements. This summary, presented in chronological order, covers awards and recognition received from December 2018 through November 2019.
Faculty and staff in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute were recognized for their achievements at the college’s annual luncheon on April 26.
Bedrich Benes has been promoted to senior member status by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).