Welcome back! We begin the 2019-20 academic year after a productive summer for the college. In June, the Lilly Endowment supported, through a $40 million grant, the joint proposal between the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and College of Engineering for an expansion of the “... Read More
Several reports by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) forecast an increased need for a manufacturing workforce:
- “More than 50 percent of companies report plans... Read More
The Polytechnic Institute has partnered with the Honors College to host Capt. Scott Kelly, a veteran astronaut who completed four space flights and spent 11 consecutive months on the International Space Station. On March 5,... Read More
The 2019 edition of Innovation, Purdue Polytechnic's annual magazine, has arrived. More than a mere summary of completed work, this extended-length, keepsake edition defines and celebrates the most significant evolution of... Read More
This column originally appeared in Purdue Today.
The sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for Purdue to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world's future challenges?
What will the next... Read More
As many of you know, Tyler Trent has been in the news for a number of weeks. Tyler, a sophomore in computer and information technology, recently left Purdue... Read More
It is official: the Purdue Polytechnic Institute has set an enrollment record at West Lafayette, including 912 new beginners and a total enrollment of 4,757 (including 163 Ph.D. students), all while outpacing the University’s record increases. As I have mentioned in recent blogs, we have a lot to be excited about: growing popularity, with enrollment to prove it; tremendous progress in... Read More
Wow! Where do I start? We have so much to celebrate, and the future of our college could not be brighter. Allow me to share some thoughts on several exciting topics: enrollment, transformation, student success, faculty hires, a potential new building and the Sesquicentennial.
- We are on the verge of crushing our Purdue Moves enrollment target. When the census is... Read More
Are you happy? Seems like an odd question to be asking at a commencement address, so let me explain.
The second paragraph of our nation’s Declaration of Independence states the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and... Read More
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of speaking with about 60 students admitted to our college who were attending, with their parents, an event hosted by Toni Munguia’s team. Many of these students are in the process of deciding if they want to enroll at Purdue or attend college elsewhere. Last time I checked, there were over 3,000 universities offering bachelor’s degrees in... Read More