Purdue Polytechnic New Albany students have designed and built a modern version of a medieval weapon called a trebuchet. The ultimate goal?
When Clark Cory, an associate professor of computer graphics technology, fell 16 feet on a job site, landed on his head and broke his back, he realized leaving construction and teaching full-time might be his best bet.
"This is either going to be a great lesson, or I’m going to face plant in the middle of the hallway," Mark French told the photo editor of the Purdue Exponent.
The Columbus Republic highlighted changes in Austin Creasy’s mechanical engineering technology classrooms in its August 21 edition.
Creasy is incorporating many elements of the Polytechnic learning environment as the Purdue Polytechnic Institute location continues to transform with the rest of the college.
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The Department of Aviation Technology recently received a donated Allison 250 turboshaft engine from Rolls-Royce for use in its aeronautical engineering technology (AET) program. The engine is used in a variety of helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.
Students at Purdue were able to use a version of the famous IBM Watson software in Spring 2015 to learn firsthand about how computers process natural language.
Before becoming a professor, Joe Orczyk spent 10 years in the construction industry, where the emphasis was less about talking and more about doing.
Daphene Koch was named Outstanding Faculty in Learning for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute.
Mobile technologies are keeping students engaged and creative in courses offered by the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation.
Chad Laux and Regena Scott, both assistant professors, have added mobile-specific software to their courses to provide experiences related to careers students may pursue after graduation.
They will present these technologies and their experiences during a Tech Tuesday event, sponsored by Information Technology at Purdue, January 27.
"I was given work that I had no idea how to do," first-year student Peter Starr candidly admitted to 150 faculty and staff. "After a while, I realized that was the whole point. It forced me to go to [my professors] to ask good questions [and] to learn on my own."
Starr, one of the student pioneers in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, described his experiences in the new program at the College of Technology Dean's Forum, October 31, 2014.