How can firefighting robots impact Purdue, Lafayette area?
A new international partnership focused on robotics, particularly
firefighting robots, could result in several benefits to Purdue
University and the Lafayette-West Lafayette area.
Researchers in Purdue’s College of Technology announced a
partnership with two Korean robotics companies and a Korean University
Feb. 21. The entities are interested in conducting robotics research
with Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology. In
addition, the Korean companies are exploring U.S.-based
commercialization and manufacturing opportunities in the community.
Recent grad shares Global Education Challenge Award for Pocket Tales game
It isn’t just the product idea that makes Pocket Tales worthy of an
award. It’s also the creativity, drive and determination of the game’s
creators, Anthony Smith and Yaw Aning.
“Pocket Tales is an application that provides gaming incentives to
get kids engaged and excited about reading,” Smith said. “We’re not as
concerned with retention; others do that well. We want kids to really
enjoy reading, and read whatever they can get their hands on. We provide
a gaming layer on top of that.”
Smith, a 2009 graduate of Purdue’s College of Technology at Kokomo,
joined the project in its early stages when Aning was looking for a
chief technology officer to help build the web-based reading game. With a
degree in computer and information technology and work experience with
Google and Target, Smith brought the right tools to the task.
College launches Center for Technology Development
A new center at Purdue University has been designed to work with industry partners to develop and improve technologies that, in turn, will lead to increased competitiveness.
The Center for Technology Development, headquartered in the College of Technology, was officially launched Wednesday (January 11) with the signing of a charter by the directors and founding members.
The center will involve professors, graduate students and undergraduates from the colleges of Technology and Engineering and will be led by Vahid Motevalli, professor of mechanical engineering technology, and Henry Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering technology. They will focus on direct problem solving for industry products, high risk research and development, feasibility study for future industry products and scholarly work for academia.
TEDx event at Purdue takes on '. . . Innovation'
Graduate students Freddy Solis and Jeffrey Peters have often sought
inspiration from TED Talks videos online. And then inspiration hit —
Purdue would be a perfect fit for a similar event.
Planning for TEDx Purdue soon followed, and the inaugural event will take place March 22, 2012, in Fowler Hall. The College of Technology is a sponsor for the event.
2012 Tech Week celebrates innovative mindset
The innovative mindset will be showcased during the sixth annual Tech
Week hosted by Purdue's College of Technology. Events are planned
Following the week's theme, "Relevant. Responsive. Results.", Deborah
Wince-Smith, CEO and president of the Council on Competitiveness, will
headline the week's activities. She will discuss "Technology and the
U.S. Innovation Imperative" during the Dean's Distinguished Lecture
Scholarship allows Rymer to focus on tools for success
Sam Rymer is doing all the right things to help him succeed after he
earns his bachelor’s degree in building construction management in 2014.
His schedule includes extracurricular activities, networking
opportunities and entrepreneurship classes. For the 2011-12 academic
year, he was also pleased to find out he was awarded a scholarship, his
first since becoming a Purdue student. As he logged into his MyPurdue
account last spring, he was surprised to see a $1,500 BMW Constructors
Inc. Scholarship listed for the upcoming year.
Family helps create legacy for son with scholarship
“Think big, Charla.”
Those words from a Purdue development officer helped Charla Benner
establish an endowed scholarship fund in memory of her son. The first
George A. Benner Scholarship in building construction management (BCM)
was awarded in the fall of 2010, just three years after he died
tragically at the age of 35. He was a 1996 graduate of the BCM program.
Earn a master's degree while maintaining career, family
The Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research
(ProSTAR) continues to expand its offering of master's degrees for
working professionals. Six programs are accepting applications for Fall
Class Notes, updated February 2012
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Class Notes will remain posted for one year. New updates will be added and distributed as part of this newsletter every quarter.
2012 Alumni Awards
The slate of College of Technology alumni awards has been expanded to include three levels this year.
alumni will be honored in 2012 as Distinguished Technology Alumni,
Outstanding Technology Alumni and Early Career Award recipients.
they are in their career paths, our honorees have harnessed the power
of their Purdue degrees to positively impact their chosen professions.
They have elevated the University and the college by using their
educations to be responsive to people’s needs, be relevant in their
industries and achieve significant results.
Award recipients will be honored on campus Friday, April 20. See the full list of honorees.
Purdue EcoCAR 2 team announces architecture
The 15 teams in the EcoCAR 2 competition have unveiled their vehicle
designs. Purdue is one of four teams that will use a Parallel through
the Road (PTTR) architecture. Purdue's team brings together students
from the colleges of Technology and Engineering to convert a General
Motors-donated 2012 Chevrolet Malibu into a plug-in hybrid electric
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Jun 5: Webinar: online biometrics master's degree, sponsored by ProSTAR, 4:00 (EDT). Call 765-496-2604 for details.
Jun 9-13: TOTAL camp for 7th and 8th graders
Jun 11-13: Purdue Summer Leadership Institute, College of Technology at Richmond
Jun 13-16: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 20-23: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 23-27: TEAM camp for 9th and 10th graders
Jun 27-30: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 30 - Aug 2: STEM Academic Boot Camp.
Jul 10-12: Tapestry Workshop for high school leaders and teachers
Jul 11-14: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble
Oct 18-20: Deming Institute: Out of the Crisis – New Thinking for a Sustainable World, Purdue University