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Recent News Stories

 Ramyani Sengupta and Anthony Sparkling use virtual reality technology in a Knoy Hall laboratory to “walk” through Purdue’s future Engineering & Polytechnic Gateway Complex.

Purdue Polytechnic’s Anthony Sparkling and Ramyani Sengupta are studying how virtual reality technology could help experienced professionals and potential retirees in the construction industry more efficiently transfer knowledge to next-generation workers.

Tags: Research, Construction Management Technology, virtual reality
Mesut Akdere

Tags: awards, human resource development
Elementary school students learn to execute tasks with a robotic arm much like those found in advanced manufacturing facilities.

Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry and education can work together to change children’s perceptions about careers in manufacturing.

Tags: IN-MaC, engineering/technology teacher education, workforce
Byung-Cheol Min's SMARTBoat 5, removing an algae bloom from a public waterway

Purdue Polytechnic’s Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min is leading a team designing SMARTBoat 5, an unmanned surface vehicle that removes harmful algae blooms from shorelines and waterways. The vehicle’s lightweight frame was built from 3D-printed parts and can be used in a variety of environments, from small, shallow ponds to large lakes.

Tags: sponsored research, computer and information technology
Comparison of initial applied strategy vs. potentially changed strategy by the conditions.

Purdue Polytechnic’s Sabine Brunswicker, Soowon Chang, Dominic Kao and Alejandra Magana participated in short-term research projects related to how universities adapted to the pandemic.

Tags: sponsored research, organizational leadership, Construction Management Technology, computer and information technology
Luis Maldonado and Jason Ostanek check weather sensor data at a cellular transmitter adjacent to ventilation shafts connected to Citizens Energy Group’s DigIndy Tunnel System in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A utility company turned to Purdue Polytechnic’s Jason Ostanek and Luis Maldonado to deal with the potential of foul-smelling air near ground-level ventilation shafts for the DigIndy Tunnel System, a 28-mile network of huge sewage storage tunnels 250 feet below Indianapolis.

Tags: sponsored research, ATFL, energy engineering technology, electrical engineering technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Gianna Lint

Gianna Lint, a student in Purdue Polytechnic’s Doctorate of Technology program, is applying her expertise in process improvement towards human trafficking research.

Tags: Research, human trafficking