College sharpens focus of globalization efforts
The globalization efforts of the College of Technology have entered a
new phase. With strong growth in partnerships over the past few years,
the college has sharpened its focus on strengthening and enhancing a
broad array of connections with existing partners. Those connections
could potentially include Technology alumni and industry partners.
“We are working towards establishing working relationships on every
continent,” said Robert Cox, interim associate dean for globalization
and head of the Department of Building Construction Management. “We are
strategically focusing our resources on the ones we are building instead
of continuing to expand our global reach. We need to help grow these
relationships to their full potential.”
Bowen brings consumer technologies into the classroom
Kyle Bowen takes his cues for technological optimism from Star Trek story lines.
“Star Trek shows us that there’s this future out there that is
prosperous,” Bowen says. “Technology advances us and makes us more
successful. I look at it as an opportunity.”
A 1999 graduate of Purdue’s computer graphics program, Bowen is the director
of informatics for Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP). He and his
team provide guidance on technologies that will help faculty meet their
instructional objectives. Over the last few years, they have used
technology and consumer electronics to create new technologies for
teaching, learning and research.
Student’s aviation fuel research could set industry standard
The importance of Adam Landers’s research is not evident at first
glance. You’ll see an array of canning jars topped with aluminum foil.
You’ll recognize the smell of gasoline. You’ll probably wonder how this
seemingly simple set-up could influence the future of aviation fuel
research and production.
"This specification is so important, because it's never been done
before," said Landers, a senior majoring in aeronautical engineering
technology. "We are setting the baseline for how the industry will
receive the specification and respond to it."
MFET students place third in international competition
A Purdue team placed third in the factory division of the Phoenix Contact xplore New Automation competition in February.
A Purdue Pete Hammer Automated Assembly machine, created by students in the manufacturing engineering technology program, placed third out of six finalists from around the world. The top three finishers in their category were:
- Sampling and Evaluation of Measuring Data, from Lernia Education, Sweden
- Remote Data Acquisition and Analysis by Means of a Doll Car, from Baosteel Talent Development Institute, China
- Automated Assembly, from Purdue University
Read the full story about the machine and the competition.
Purdue EcoMakers wins six awards in first year of EcoCAR 2
The Purdue EcoMakers team received six awards during the the EcoCAR 2 Year One Competition in Los Angeles May 18-23, 2012.
The first year of the three-year competition focused on student plans
for their advanced vehicle architectures using modeling and simulation.
The competing teams participated in a trade show and delivered numerous
presentations to judges during the competition.
Faculty, staff and students honored
The College of Technology administration recognized faculty, staff and students at its annual recognition luncheon April 30.
Faculty receive University awards
College of Technology faculty members were recognized April 26 for international and national
awards, University and college honors at the Faculty Awards Convocation.
The convocation also honored faculty for their years of service.
Spring 2012 Innovation magazine online
As lawmakers around the country and world grapple with energy policy and decisions, the College of Technology is preparing its students for a utility landscape that could be much different than today’s. With new courses, new partnerships and new ways of addressing increased demands (for electricity and for conservation), the college is focusing on ways to impact the energy sector on several fronts.
The cover story of the Spring 2012 issue of Innovation magazine explores the electric utility industry from several perspectives. The issue also highlights work with robots, NEES, commercialization, Solar Decathlon and EcoCAR 2.
Read Innovation magazine online.
TechPride Golf Scramble set for Sept. 14
The ninth annual TechPride Golf Scramble has been scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2012. You can help keep Technology students out of the rough by playing a round of golf on on Purdue's Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. All proceeds from the event are used to provide scholarship assistance to Technology students.
Official registration materials will be available soon. If you want to register now or have questions, call the College of Technology Office of Advancement at (765) 494-7967 or (888) 428-1489. Early bird registration is $150 per player.
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