BATS, developed by CIT professors, in 2011 Better World Report
A Purdue University discovery that improves broadband communications
is featured as one of 23 real-world technologies in the 2011 Better
World Report, an annual publication that highlights patented university
discoveries that directly impact the quality of life for people around
Anthony Smith, Lonnie Bentley and Michael Kane, professors
in the College of Technology’s Department of Computer and Information
Technology, founded Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) Inc. in
2008. The Indianapolis-based company provides enhanced electronic
communications through automated antenna aiming and tracking technology
for broadband directional antennas that Smith, Bentley and Kane
Lovich brothers embody Technology's reach
Look no further than the Lovich family tree to illustrate the diversity of careers available to Technology graduates.
Brothers Milen, Tim and Luke graduated from the College of Technology
with majors in what is now the Department of Technology Leadership
& Innovation. Tim ’77 and Luke ’80 both majored in organizational
leadership and supervision. Milen ’77 earned his teaching certificate in
Calhoun returns to campus as 'Old Master'
The president of Banana Republic believes the balance of strengths he brings to his job is what makes him successful.
"Any time I focused on just one of them, I wasn’t any good at my job.
I have a balance of creativity, leadership skills, and analytical
skills," said Jack Calhoun, a 1987 graduate of the organizational
leadership and supervision program in the College of Technology. He
spoke Nov. 8 to students in the OLS 48400 (Leadership Strategies For
Quality And Productivity) class, taught by Rodney Vandeveer, as part of Old Masters Week.
Purdue collaborates with Ivy Tech for new degree option
Responding to needs in the food production industry, Purdue
University has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to create a
bachelor's degree program concentration focused on food and foodstuff
supply chain technology.
Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Chad Laux,
assistant professor in the College of Technology’s Department of
Technology Leadership & Innovation, the new concentration will be
part of the engineering technology degree program offered at the
college’s Statewide Technology locations.
DIT professor chooses CoT for Fulbright research
Part researcher, part goodwill ambassador, Eugene Coyle is a
Fulbright scholar researching energy policy at Purdue and the College of
Technology through July 2012.
Coyle is head of the School of Electrical Engineering Systems at the
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). His research project at Purdue is
the latest in a series of projects, partnerships and exchanges between
DIT and the College of Technology.
“Being here as a Fulbright Scholar in a research capacity is a
wonderful opportunity to reflect and engage in research,” Coyle said.
“Great work is being done here in sustainable energy.”
Class Notes, updated February 2012
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Scholarship recipient researches ways to keep pilots safe
A course in industrial and organizational psychology, the Miracle on
the Hudson, and a $1,000 scholarship all played a part in getting
Jennifer Kirschner to her Ph.D. program in Purdue’s College of
Glassburn: 'Every little bit helps'
A combination of “giving back” and Purdue pride inspire Allen
Glassburn and his wife to include Purdue’s College of Technology in
their giving plans.
“My wife and I feel like we want to give back, and scholarships were a
blessing to us when we were at Purdue. I received an education that
launched my career at Indiana Michigan Power and American Electric
Power,” said Glassburn, who graduated in 1974 with a degree in
electrical engineering technology. He is vice president for
regulatory/finance for Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) with
headquarters in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Solar Decathlon team second in international competition
After eight days of competition, the Purdue INhome entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 took second place overall and in the People’s Choice award.
The team is back home, and their entry is being rebuilt for the
fourth and final time — this time for a family to use in the Chatham
Square subdivision in Lafayette. Once construction is complete, the home
will be open for tours before its first owners move in. The home will
continue to be used for research as well.
After spending more than two years in planning and construction of
their entry, the Purdue team spent three weeks in Washington, D.C., to
take their energy efficiency message to the public. As one of 19 teams
in the competition, Purdue helped give 375,000 tours to the general
public, media, industry professionals and elected officials. More than
18,000 people toured the Purdue home, including Indiana Senator Richard
Lugar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.
Direct from the dean: TechDean blog
Dean Gary Bertoline maintains a blog on the College of Technology news site, writing about college developments, issues confronting the college and higher education, and his vision for educating and defining the 21st century technologist.
The link below will take you to the most recent entry; other entries can be accessed from the righthand navigation bar under "Archives".
Read the blog.
Technology Alumni Board seeks new members
The Purdue Technology Alumni Board — a group of dedicated and loyal Purdue University alumni — is accepting applications for new members.
The Purdue Technology Alumni Board:
- promotes and supports the College of Technology
- encourages communication between the school and its alumni
- offers programs for professional growth for alumni
- provides a means for mutual assistance between the college and its alumni, and
- enhances alumni relationships with the University and the Purdue Alumni Association.
If you are interested in taking action and becoming a part of an extraordinary team committed to providing our alumni with the best possible resources, then download the nomination form and return via the instructions listed.
Visit the Alumni and Friends website for a listing of events, publications, honors and awards. The site will also provides links for a transcript request, updating your alumni record, finding an alumni club in your area or career counseling through the Center for Career Opportunities.
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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