The Department

TLIAs the only interdisciplinary department in Polytechnic, TLI is focused on the human side of technology, preparing students to be leaders on day one.

Our History

The department of Technology Leadership and Innovation (TLI) has a long history in the College. What is now known as TLI was established in 1964 when Purdue University created the School of Technology and the Department of Industrial Education. Learn more about our interesting history.

Our Students

TLI Ambassadors TLI has more female students leading the way than any other STEM program, school, major, or department at Purdue. We wouldn't have it any other way because we know to meet the demands of this nation’s labor force, we need more women in STEM.

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