Gary Bertoline, dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, will speak about “You Are What You Know: The Move Toward Competency-Based Programs” during the fourth annual U.S. News STEM Solutions conference.
The Purdue College of Technology in New Albany and the YMCA of Southern Indiana have begun a partnership to incorporate STEM subjects into summer programs and other youth programs.
Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue location off Charlestown Road, said while he’s trying to give the college more exposure in the community, he’s also trying to find ways to meet the needs of other organizations in the area.
Diego Mendez has seen firsthand the proverbial light-bulb moments when younger students realize the enormous possibilities of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
As the nation’s educational and political leaders call for an increase in the number of college graduates in STEM academic fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), individual institutions are answering the call with more focused efforts in recruitment events.
Brandeis Marshall, an assistant professor in the department of Computer and Information Technology, participated in the planning of two conferences that took place in April 2012. Marshall was on the planning committee for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathemics (STEM) Women of Color Conference that was held April 1-3 at Purdue University. She was also a co-organizer for the Broadening Participation in Data Mining (BPDM) Workshop that was held in Anaheim, Calif., April 27-28.