Bertoline preparing to take over as CoT dean July 1
Gary R. Bertoline has been appointed dean of the Purdue College of Technology. The appointment, ratified by the university's Board of Trustees May 17, is effective July 1.
Bertoline, who has been at Purdue since 1990, is associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Technology, distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, professor of computer and information technology, and executive director of the Center for Professional Studies and Applied Research (ProSTAR).
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to serve the college as its dean,” Bertoline said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and alumni to help lead the nation in the definition and preparation of the 21st century technologist.”
Since the announcement May 9, Bertoline has been working with Dean Dennis Depew to ensure a smooth transition.
“There are a few key hires that will be announced soon that I have been able to have input on,” he said. “There will be other announcements as the summer progresses as a result of the transition.”
Bertoline will replace Depew, who is returning to the faculty after serving as dean for the last nine years.
“I truly want to thank Dean Depew for his leadership and years of service. When I start my administration July 1, I’ll be building off of a great foundation created by him and the college’s previous deans,” Bertoline said. “Just as Dean Depew talked about ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ during his tenure, he will now become another giant who has raised us all up as we look to the future.”
Read the official Purdue news release.
Read the Lafayette Journal & Courier coverage.
Download Bertoline's Vision for the College of Technology. (This document and the ideas presented in it will be discussed by faculty, staff and alumni over the next few months. It provides a "general sense and understanding" of what Bertoline sees as high priorities for the next few years.)
Drazic leads F-35 Joint Strike Fighter final assembly team
Nick Drazic was recruited into Lockheed Martin’s operations leadership
development program when he graduated from Purdue’s College of
Technology in 2006.
Now, at the age of 26, he is the manufacturing engineering manager for
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Final Assembly Team in Fort Worth, Texas.
The F-35 program will supply thousands of aircraft for the U.S. Air
Force, Navy, and Marine Corps as well as several partner nations.
College works toward Center for Technology Innovation
The College of Technology is launching a new initiative focused on technology development and innovation.
The working title for this initiative is the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), and it will focus on:
- Translating innovative ideas of faculty and students into products or businesses.
- Networking with innovative entities to accelerate technology development and deployment.
- Accelerating the transfer of innovations out of the university and
into the marketplace through proof-of-concept development, prototyping,
- Assisting developers of new technologies while also teaching students about technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
The staff of the CTI will work with other existing University
entities to help shepherd good ideas through a complex process to become
new products or patents for new or existing companies.
Reflections from retiring faculty, staff
Several faculty and staff are retiring at the end the 2010-2011 academic
year. We asked them to reflect on their time at the College of
Technology and about their future plans.
CoT named CUDA Teaching Center by NVIDIA
The College of Technology at Purdue University has been named a CUDA
Teaching Center by NVIDIA Corporation. Bedrich Benes, associate
professor of computer graphics technology, will coordinate the Teaching
Center activities, which will include courses, training and outreach to
industry and academia.
New master's degree for professionals focuses on industrial distribution
Purdue University will offer a master’s degree in technology with a
specialization in industrial distribution beginning this fall. The
33-credit-hour degree program, offered by the College of Technology, is
designed for managers and professionals who are looking to develop and
improve their skills in the distribution industry.
Koch chosen as Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellow
Daphene Koch, assistant professor of building construction
management, is one of seven faculty members selected to be Purdue's 2011
Community of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows.
Koch has teamed with Lori Unruh Snyder, assistant professor of agronomy, to take 10 students to Costa Rica during Maymester.
With the grant she receives as a Service-Learning Fellow, Koch will pay
for a student to document the experience on video. “This grant will help
document what we’re doing to help future project leaders see how to
evaluate and how to reflect on a service-learning experience,” she said.
“This becomes a pedagogical process. We can measure the outcomes.”
Faculty, staff honored at year-end event
The College of Technology honored faculty and staff at its annual recognition luncheon April 29.
Two named University Faculty Scholars
Bedrich Benes, associate professor of computer graphics technology, and Qingyou Han, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology were recognized as University Faculty Scholars during the University Faculty Awards Convocation April 28.
The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Eligible faculty must hold the rank of tenured associate or full professor and have been in that rank for no more than five years. Faculty Scholars are appointed for a nonrenewable five-year term and receive an annual $10,000 discretionary allocation.
Three films honored at inaugural student animation contest
Three student-produced animated short film were featured during the
Dean's Distinguished Lecture in April 2011. As part of the inaugural Student
Animation Contest, a panel of judges selected the finalists from among
the six entries. Audience members voted on their favorite, as well, for
the People's Choice Awards.
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Jun 20-23: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 23-27: TEAM camp for 9th and 10th graders
Jun 24: Public display of the Flagship Detroit, a 1937 American Airlines DC-3, Purdue University Airport, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
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
Jul 28: College of Technology Alumni Day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble
Oct 18-20: Deming Institute: Out of the Crisis – New Thinking for a Sustainable World, Purdue University
Oct 26: WoW IT! program
Nov 16: CLAIM iT! program