In the News: airlines achieve best score in Airline Quality Rating
Airline passengers are experiencing better overall performance for
the fourth consecutive year, according to the 22nd annual national
Airline Quality Rating (AQR).
It was the best overall score in the 22 years that researchers at
Purdue University and Wichita State University have tracked airline
performance. AirTran, Hawaiian and JetBlue retain their 2010 positions
as the three best performing airlines, and 10 of 15 airlines improved
compared to 2010.
Brent Bowen, head of the Department of Aviation Technology in
Purdue's College of Technology, is one of the two lead researchers for
Purdue creates first Flight Safety Foundation student chapter
A new student organization at Purdue will facilitate aviation research opportunities between graduate students and airlines around the world.
The Purdue student chapter of Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) was formally recognized at an announcement Thursday, March 29, in the Niswonger Aviation Technology Building in conjunction with the Aviation Technology Career Fair.
Purdue's chapter is the first student chapter for the organization.
Students focus on leadership strengths at conference
Kimie Bates and Patrick Caldwell, sophomores majoring in
organizational leadership and supervision (OLS), attended the Hatton W.
Sumners Student Leadership Conference in February.
Hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas
at Austin, the conference is the destination for four Purdue students
every year. Two are OLS majors and two are communications majors. The
OLS students are selected by faculty members.
In the news: South Bend students assist local industry
Michiana college students are making valuable contributions to the
local economy that go far beyond sales tax collections. Local industry
partners have taken notice of this resource and actively seek students
in specific disciplines to assist with projects.
AE Techron in Elkhart and Syscon International in South Bend, for
example, have worked with the Purdue University College of Technology at
South Bend this spring to identify projects for electrical engineering
technology students to tackle.
Read the full story in the South Bend Tribune.
TEDx PurdueU tackles many facets of ‘innovation’
The TED phenomenon came to the Purdue campus March 22 as TEDx PurdueU brought together a wide array of speakers focused on innovation. It is a
testament to the TED brand that all seats for two sessions were spoken
for before the speaker roster was even released. And those attendees were treated with great ideas, inspiring stories, and good advice to take with them.
Students, faculty help explain Technology in new video
Students and faculty provide insights into the College of Technology and its majors in a new video posted to the college’s YouTube channel this month.
Created primarily with prospective students in mind, the video
provides an overview of the college’s academic programs, the types of
careers students can expect after graduation, and personal insights from
those who experience Technology every day. The video will be used by
recruitment personnel as an introduction to the college and its
CoT external funding for February 2012
During February 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $207,154.
What’s wrong with engineering/technology education in the U.S.
During a speech in Richmond, Ind., March 23, Dean Gary Bertoline made
the case for the College of Technology’s role in changing the world,
starting with the degrees the college offers in 10 Indiana communities.
Two featured as ‘Opportunity Makers’
Life has a way of testing us when we least expect it.
CoT students Alisha Garcia and Crissy Travis share their stories of
determination that brought them to Purdue and the College of
Technology in April's "5 Students Who are Opportunity Makers."
Do you know a student who is breaking new ground? Someone who will not give up until they have created history? Maybe you know a student competing at the Olympics or someone who is “the first” to do something – an artist, scientist or entrepreneur.
The June 2012 “5 Students Who . . .” will feature their stories.
Please nominate your “Record Maker” candidate. Providing detailed information on the student will increase their chance to be selected.
Deadline for nominations: Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
Faculty/staff invited to CoT Senior Picnic April 16
All Technology faculty and staff are invited to the College of Technology Senior Picnic, Monday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The hot picnic lunch provides an opportunity visit with graduating seniors and colleagues during Tech Week 2012.
If there is inclement weather, the picnic will be moved to the Purdue Armory, and an email announcement will be sent the day of the event.
RSVP by April 11, 2012.
Joe Fuehne has been appointed director of the Purdue's College of Technology at Columbus/Greensburg. He is also an associate professor of mechanical engineering technology in Columbus.
Barb Alder has been appointed director of Purdue University’s Office of Engagement in Indianapolis. A search is already in process to fill her position as director of the College of Technology at Richmond, and a search to fill the Anderson director position will begin soon. Susan Kotterman and Andy Schaffer will share the duties of interim location director for Anderson and Richmond until other arrangements can be made.
Jason Mucher, director of communications, has accepted a position as director of communications and compliance in the athletics department at Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. His last day in the College of Technology will be May 25. A search for his replacement will begin soon.
Access Knoy after hours with swipe card
April 2 was the first day that you must use your swipe card (your Purdue ID card) to access Knoy Hall after hours. If you do not have swipe card access to Knoy Hall, contact Bill Cochran, building deputy.
Knoy Hall is open at these times:
- Monday -Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
- Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-noon
- Sunday: 1:30 p.m.-midnight
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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