Over 150 students from Purdue Polytechnic Institute are enrolled this spring in the Purdue Polytechnic Leadership Academy, which prepares students to develop leadership competencies needed for career success in the 21st century.
Rosemary Astheimer challenged her students to design a device to launch a pingpong ball from a table. They tested their designs to see which would send the ball farthest.
After 40 years of teaching, Wes Crawford is being honored for his commitment to education and the construction industry. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) at their annual meeting in April 2017 in Seattle.
“Our students in leadership are learning how to solve society’s wicked problems,” says Brett Crawford, assistant professor of technology leadership and innovation.
While most of Purdue’s students head home or to internships for the summer, Purdue Polytechnic continues its focus on STEM education with camps and workshops. The events reach potential future students as well as those who can help influence their college decisions.
In its quietly effective way, reports Richmond-based ABrightSide.com, the Purdue Polytechnic Richmond is in a growing mode.
An unmanned tractor designed by students at Purdue University and South Newton High School in Kentland, Indiana, placed second at the inaugural agBOT competition this spring.
The electric go-kart has been an educational fixture at Purdue Polytechnic South Bend for several years.
Like so many inventors, Andrew Schnobrich simply wanted to solve a problem that was vexing him. As a guitar player, Schnobrich often struggles with tuning his guitar and then keeping it in tune. He is not alone.
Purdue University received three awards in the recent University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.