Polytechnic Live Q&A

Hello, future Techies! Please join us during a LIVE BROADCAST on YouTube to get answers to your questions about Purdue Polytechnic, our majors, and our unique learning environment. Each Purdue Polytechnic Live Q&A broadcast features:

  • Discussion of specific topics by our faculty, staff, and/or students
  • Answers to questions you submit via YouTube's live chat feature or sent in advance to techrecruit@purdue.edu

We hope to talk with you soon!

Dates, times & topics are subject to change.

How to Ask Questions While Watching Live

A chat function will be available on YouTube while the broadcast is live. To participate in the chat, you will have to create and log into a Google account, and then connect that account to YouTube. But don’t worry: you don’t have to submit any videos or do anything with that YouTube connection after the broadcast.

Upcoming Broadcasts

Protect Purdue & Academic Adjustments for Fall 2020

July 14, 2020 • 7 p.m. (Eastern Time)

In this important edition of our Live Q&A for Fall 2020’s new and returning students, we will discuss changes to life as a student starting this August due to the pandemic. Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, and Pat Connolly, associate dean of undergraduate programs, will discuss the overall adjustments that Purdue and the Polytechnic are making to prioritize the safety of the campus community. You’ll hear about Purdue’s up-to-date good-health practices (requirements for face masks, seasonal flu shots and social distancing) and the Protect Purdue Pledge. Four professors serving on the Polytechnic’s “dream team” of exceptional teachers will also join us. Sarah Leach will discuss how instructors will use technology to deliver course content in different ways. April Cheung will discuss how teaching and learning in the Polytechnic can be top notch, whether in classrooms and labs, online, or a hybrid format. Alejandra Magana will talk about how professors will use best teaching practices while ensuring social distancing. She will also discuss how you, as students, can stay connected with professors and your peers as you engage in teamwork. Abrar Hammoud will talk about how the Polytechnic is surveying students and professors about how to best help with everyone’s all-around needs.

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Replays

Purdue Polytechnic Virtual STAR

Toni Munguia, Guillermo Morgado-Rodriguez, Cyndi Lynch, Ryne Kercnher and Cathy PullingsJune 17, 2020

Set yourself up for success during your first year on campus! Especially for first-year students in Polytechnic majors, this edition of our Live Q&A introduces you to many helpful resources available in Purdue Polytechnic and across campus. You'll meet our college's "go-to" team — Toni Munguia, Guillermo Morgado-Rodriguez, Cyndi Lynch, Ryne Kerchner and Cathy Pullings — who will help you any time during your stay at Purdue, no matter if your needs are personal, academic or professional.

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Minorities in the Polytechnic – the Students’ View

May 13, 2020

This special edition of our Live Q&A brought together diverse students from various majors in the Polytechnic to discuss what it means to be a student in and out of the classroom. The panelists shared their experiences with transitions to Purdue and the Polytechnic and talked about resources and opportunities available to get the most from your college experience — including the Minority Technology Association (MTA), which is dedicated to excellence in academic, personal and professional growth. Founded in 1985, the motto for the MTA is "We Strive, Endure, Achieve ... Always!" Our student panelists included Marcus Baker, who is majoring in cybersecurity, Erin McCreary, who is studying construction management, and Christa Serratos and Samantha Fowler, who are majoring in mechanical engineering technology. Alumnus Mel’Dre King (BS’16, industrial engineering technology) also participated, sharing his unique perspective as a graduate of our college. Cathy Pullings, the Polytechnic’s recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion. Cyndi Lynch, associate director of retention and diversity, helped answer questions.

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Women in Technology

May 12, 2020

In this special edition of our Live Q&A, learn about living, studying and having fun at Purdue University from young women who are studying in Purdue Polytechnic. Our student panelists were Alia Kabba, a junior in automation and systems integration technology, Milan Patterson, a junior majoring in building information modeling, Mia Stoffel, a sophomore studying cybersecurity and networking, and Alexandra Small, who is studying professional flight and cybersecurity. Alumna Emily Stoy (BS’19 organizational leadership and supply chain management technology), an employee at Meijer Inc., a supercenter chain in the Midwest, also also joined us. They discussed how their interests led them to majors in the Polytechnic, extracurricular activities where students meet friends, and more. Toni Munguia, director of recruitment, retention and diversity, moderated the discussion.

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Construction Management Technology

May 7, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Construction Management Technology? This broadcast is especially for you! Danielle Gilbert, senior academic advisor, Mark Zimpfer, assistant professor of practice, and current student Dalton Southard, along with Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, as moderator, discussed Construction Management Technology and its programs.

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Technology Leadership & Innovation

May 5, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's Dept. of Technology Leadership & Innovation (TLI)? This broadcast is especially for you! Nathalie Duval-Couetil, professor, Steve Elliott, professor and interim department head, Abrar Hammoud, clinical assistant professor, Nathan Mentzer, associate professor, Regena Scott and Greg Strimel, assistant professors, and Jennifer White, academic advisor, participated. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion about TLI’s programs, which include Engineering-Technology Teacher Education, Human Resource Development, and Organizational Leadership.

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Engineering Technology

April 30, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Engineering Transportation Technology? This broadcast is especially for you! Lindsay Haugland, senior academic advisor, Brittany Newell, assistant professor, and Grant Richards, assistant professor of practice, along with Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, discussed our Engineering Technology programs.

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Computer and Information Technology

April 28, 2020

Admitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic’s Dept. of Computer and Information Technology (CIT)? This broadcast is especially for you! Angie Murphy, senior academic advisor, Lauren Lucas, academic advisor, Phil Rawles, associate professor, and current students Adit Mukherjee, Andrea Sanchez, Jason Arisa, Matt Thomas, and Taylor Younkins participated. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated. CIT's undergraduate majors include Computer and Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Network Engineering Technology, and Systems Analysis and Design.

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Aviation and Transportation Technology

April 23, 2020

Brian Dillman, Michael Holbrook, Timothy Ropp and Ryne KerchnerAdmitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's School of Aviation and Transportation Technology? This broadcast focused on all aviation-related programs in our college. The panelists included Brian Dillman, associate professor, Michael Holbrook, student flight instructor, and Timothy Ropp, associate professor of practice. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Undergraduate majors include Aeronautical Engineering Technology, Aerospace Financial Analysis, Airline Management and Operations, Airport Management and Operations, Aviation Management, Professional Flight, and Unmanned Aerial Systems.

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Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)

April 21, 2020

Rosemary Astheimer, Victor Chen, Ray Hassan, and T.R. OnealAdmitted to a major in Purdue Polytechnic's Dept. of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)? This broadcast is especially for you! CGT’s Rosemary Astheimer, assistant professor,​ Victor Chen and Ray Hassan, associate professors, and T.R. Oneal, senior academic advisor, discussed our CGT programs. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. CGT’s undergraduate majors include Animation, Building Information Modeling, Data Visualization, Game Development and Design, UX Design, Virtual Product Integration, Visual Effects Compositing, and Web Programming and Design.

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Current Students Discuss Their Polytechnic Experience

April 14, 2020

Jacob, Erin, Lindsay H., Lindsay D., and OrlandoCurrent Purdue students Jacob Bartholome, a professional flight major, Erin Cook, junior in animation and game development design, Lindsay Drake, studying organizational leadership, Emmani Ellis, double-majoring in mechatronics and robotics engineering technology, Lindsay Harper, junior in computer and information technology, and Orlando Hernande, a construction management technology major, discussed how their interests led them to majors in the Polytechnic and about their relationships with professors. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion.

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Academics in the Polytechnic

March 24, 2020

Ryne Kerchner, Melody Carducci, Mark French and Tamera GrollAs a student admitted to a Polytechnic major, you might wonder what to expect when it comes to academics. To help you learn more about studying at Purdue University, we discussed courses and plans of study and explained what classes and labs are like. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Panelists included Melody Carducci, academic advisor in the Dept. of Computer and Information Technology, Mark French, professor of mechanical engineering technology, and Tamera Groll, academic advisor in the School of Engineering Technology. (Our panelists broadcasted remotely.)

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Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2019 Admits

April 16, 2019

Ryne Kerchner, Lindsay Harper, Brandon Thomas & Emily StoyOur panelists discussed how their interests led them to majors in Purdue Polytechnic. They also talked about what it's like in classes and in the residence halls plus the academic support options available to students. Ryne Kerchner, associate director of recruitment, moderated the discussion. Our student panelists were Lindsay Harper, a sophomore in cybersecurity, Brandon Thomas, a senior in electrical engineering technology, and Emily Stoy, a senior in organizational leadership and supply chain management technology.

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All About our User Experience (UX) Design Major

March 27, 2019

Colin Gray, Austin Toombs, Will Kaufman, Rhea Manocha & Adam KaufmanProfessors and students in our User Experience (UX) Design major were here to discuss the program in great detail. Our panelists were Colin Gray and Austin Toombs, assistant professors of computer graphics technology, plus Will Kaufman, Rhea Manocha and Adam Kaufman, students majoring in UX Design.

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Academics

March 19, 2019

Cathy Pullings, Darcy Allen, T.R. Oneal & Tami LynchAs a student admitted to a Polytechnic major, you might wonder what to expect when it comes to academics. To help you learn more about studying at Purdue University, Polytechnic academic advisors discussed courses and plans of study and explained what classes and labs are like. Cathy Pullings, recruitment and diversity coordinator, moderated the discussion. Our panelists included Darcy Allen, academic advisor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology, T.R. Oneal, senior academic advisor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology​, and Tami Lynch, senior academic advisor in the School of Engineering Technology.

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Why choose Purdue Polytechnic?

August 14, 2018

Ryne Kerchner, Tami Lynch, Gary Bertoline, & Sara ZaloudekRyne Kerchner, associate director of recruiting, moderated a discussion with Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, about how our unique learning methods, lab experiences and internship opportunities can prepare you to excel upon graduation. Tami Lynch, senior academic advisor, answered questions about scheduling classes. Sara Zaloudek is majoring in systems analysis and design, and she shared her experience as a Polytechnic student.

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Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2018 Admits

April 17, 2018

Maddox Williams, Erin Cook, & Brian TedeschiOur panelists were Maddox Williams, a first-year student majoring in cybersecurity, Erin Cook, a first-year student majoring in animation, game development and design, and web programming and design, and Brian Tedeschi, a senior in mechanical engineering technology. They talked about how their interests led them to majors in Purdue Polytechnic. They also discussed what it's like in classes and in the residence halls. The panelists also discussed the academic support options available to students.

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Academics

March 27, 2018

Rachel Kelly, Jacqueline Brown, & Toni MunguiaPurdue Polytechnic offers majors in a wide range of disciplines: aviation, computing and graphics, construction management, engineering technologies, technology education, and technology management. Rachel Kelly, academic advisor, Jacqueline Brown, director of advising, and Toni Munguia, director of recruiting, retention & diversity, discussed what it's like to choose plans of study and courses in the Polytechnic and answered a wide variety of viewer questions.

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Applying to Purdue Polytechnic

September 11, 2017

Amber Glaze, AJ Frigo, & Maddox WilliamsOur panel for this broadcast included AJ Frigo, assistant director of Purdue's Office of Admissions, who discussed the process of applying to Purdue University, with special attention to applying to Purdue Polytechnic majors. Also, Amber Glaze and Maddox Williams, first year students majoring in cybersecurity, shared their perspectives on choosing their major and applying to Purdue Polytechnic.

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Why choose Purdue Polytechnic?

September 5, 2017

Pat Connolly, Gary Bertoline, & Lucy GotwalsOur panelists were Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic, Pat Connolly, associate dean for undergraduate programs and learning innovation, and Lucy Gotwals, a May 2017 graduate in computer and information technology. They discussed how majoring in Purdue Polytechnic prepares students for future careers. Lucy has accepted a consulting analyst position in San Francisco with Accenture, a global management consulting company.

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What is Purdue Polytechnic?

Nancy Denton, Gary Bertoline, & Vetria ByrdAugust 16, 2017

Our panelists included Nancy Denton, professor of mechanical engineering technology​; Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic; and Vetria Byrd, assistant professor of computer graphics technology. They talked about our college's transformation, what classes are like, and how professors share their industry experience with students.

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Last-Minute Questions for Fall 2017 Admits

YouTube LiveApril 18, 2017

During a broadcast especially for students admitted to a major in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, current Purdue Polytechnic students Abhishek Balaji, Gabby Acosta, and Joshua Campbell answered viewer questions about their majors.

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The Student Experience

YouTube LiveMarch 28, 2017

Watch our first-ever live broadcast! Current Purdue Polytechnic students Lindsey Allen, Jake Leffler, and Ridhi Adyanthaya answered viewer questions about what it's like studying here.

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