Two married couples, including Purdue Polytechnic's Alka and Brad Harriger, frequently ran into each other at their kids’ athletic events over a period of nine years, and it led to $3.7 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. This funding resulted in the creation of professional development programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for middle school teachers and new research into the development of computational thinking among middle school students across three learning contexts.
Petr Vozka, a graduate student in the School of Engineering Technology, hopes to make the certification process for alternative fuels easier by constructing bridges between fuel chemistry and performance.
Nathan Hartman, Dauch Family Professor for Advanced Manufacturing and associate head of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, has been named a Discovery Park Big Idea Challenge winner.
During August-September 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $1,863,262.
Faculty who received funding (all are principal investigators unless otherwise noted) were:
During the time period March-June 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $3,643,675.27.
For the entire 2011-12 fiscal year, external funding totaled $9,345,075.
Faculty who received funding between March and June (all are principal investigators unless otherwise noted) were: