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.”
Leading airlines show performance improvement for third year
Airline passengers are experiencing better performance by the airlines, even though it may cost them more to fly.
For the third consecutive year, the performance of the nation's
leading carriers improved, according to the 21st annual national Airline
Quality Rating. It was the third best overall score in the 20 years
researchers have tracked the performance of airlines.
Released during a news conference at the National Press Club on
Monday (April 4), the rankings show that of the 16 carriers rated for
performance in both 2009 and 2010, nine airlines improved and seven
airlines declined for 2010.
The Airline Quality Rating is a joint research project funded as part
of faculty research activities at Wichita State University and Purdue
See media coverage of AQR results.
Download the full report from the AQR Web site.
5th annual Tech Week planned for April 9-15, 2011
The College of Technology will celebrate its annual Technology Week April 9-15. Using the theme, "We are Technology Makers," the college will showcase
how its faculty, students and alumni are impacting society.
Has technology made movies better? We're asking Frank Gladstone
Former DreamWorks head of artistic development will offer his perspective at the College of Technology Dean’s Lecture on April 13.
40 years in the midst of the Hollywood moviemaking machine have given
Frank Gladstone a front row seat to technological advancements in
filmmaking. While Gladstone appreciates the role technology plays in
creating a visual story, he sometimes asks the question: “Has technology
made movies better?”
The veteran filmmaker will bring that
question and his experiences to Purdue at the College of Technology’s
Dean’s Lecture on Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m., at Stewart Center,
Fowler Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are
required and can be picked up at all three Hall of Music box offices.
Call the Hall of Music for more information: (765) 494-3933.
CoT students in Anderson plan annual Academic Bowl
Seven students at the College of Technology at Anderson are coordinating
and hosting the 2nd Annual Academic Bowl for high schools April 16.
The event serves several purposes, according to project manager Joe
Upsal, an organizational leadership and supervision student. First and
foremost, the competition celebrates the academic achievements of area
high school students.
CoT students among those to be remembered during Golden Taps
The Golden Taps Ceremony, honoring students who have died during the
past year, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 9 p.m. Family,
faculty, friends and staff will gather at the Purdue Memorial Union’s
Great Hall. Danita Brown, dean of students, will address the
group with a short history of Golden Taps. The group will then proceed
outside to the Unfinished Block P, where the ceremony will be held.
After, there will be a reception in the Memorial Union in Room 118.
President France A. C?rdova will present the families with a Golden Taps
certificate of remembrance, and a replica of the Unfinished Block P,
honoring students who did not have the opportunity to complete their
time or degree at Purdue.
Twelve students will be remembered, including three from the College of Technology:
- Anthony E. Cole, senior
- Justin B. Evarian, sophomore, Statewide Technology
- Ryan M. Lockwood, freshman
Obituary: Mara Wasburn
University information of interest to CoT employees
Read about the first Grand Challenge conference and a new Community Spirit Award offerd by APSAC and CSSAC.
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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 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