Purdue Polytechnic Anderson and the Anderson Township Trustee’s Girls and Boys Club have partnered to create “Boiler Bang,” an after-school science, technology, engineering, and math program for students in grades 6 through 12.
Purdue Polytechnic students John Allen and Connor Wright, juniors in computer and information technology, won the fourth annual Boiler Business Competition on April 28 with teammates Wesley Virt, Thanh Tran, Chris Palermo, and Charles Frey.
The team created an app which turns learning into a game where students complete learning-based tasks in pursuit of completing a mission. The app features augmented reality technology and is designed to foster STEM education.
Fourteen middle school teachers will be on Purdue University’s campus July 18-23 to learn how to create exergames — exercise games with a technology focus.
The Purdue Exponent highlighted four women researchers in the STEM disciplines, including Purdue Polytechnic’s Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, as part of their Women’s History Month coverage.
Adamo-Villani is a professor of computer graphics technology. Her work focuses on creating avatars to help teach mathematics to deaf children using sign language and studying uses of mixed reality.
People can see an alert system for school lockdowns and a power chair for toddlers with neurological disorders among the original projects competing in the Midwest Regionals for the 2016 Phoenix Contact Nanoline Contest at Purdue University.
Kevin Kaluf has been appointed as the K-12 STEM education director for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
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.