Third Annual Technology Week April 13-17, 2009
The College of Technology will celebrate the third annual Technology Week April 13-17, 2009. Events are planned for faculty, staff, students, and alumni throughout the week.
The new Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research (ProSTAR) will be the focus Monday, April 13. Dean Dennis Depew, Gary Bertoline, and Mark Schuver will provide background information and goals for the new center. Panelists representing industry, alumni, and faculty will also describe the benefits of ProSTAR’s signature offering, the Weekend Master’s Program. The remainder of the discussion will be a question and answer session with the audience. This event is at 10:00 a.m. in Stewart Center, Room 214.
The Office of Advancement will host Red Gold and John Deere in two separate Corporate Partners Days Tuesday and Wednesday. Representatives from both companies will interact with faculty, students, and administrators during their time on campus.
The Technology Student Council is soliciting student volunteers to work on a local Habitat for Humanity building project on Tuesday, April 14. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts.
On Friday, the college will celebrate its graduating seniors and its distinguished alumni. The annual Senior Send-off Picnic will take place on the Knoy front lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The seventh annual Distinguished Technology Alumni (DTA) reception and awards banquet will be Friday night at the Purdue Airport.
John H. Dickey, the 2009 Organizational Leadership and Supervision DTA, will speak in Rawls Hall, Room 2070, Friday, April 17, at 3:00 p.m. His presentation, which will focus on his career path, is open to the public.
See the full list of events online. (RSVPs are required for the following events: ProSTAR, Senior Send-off Picnic, DTA awards banquet)
Faculty profile: Chien-tsung Lu
Learn more about your colleague, Chien-tsung Lu, associate professor of aviation technology.
AT introduces five-year, dual-degree program
Beginning in fall 2009, select students in Purdue University's aviation
technology program will have the option of earning both bachelor's and
master's degrees in a total of five years.
- Three College of Technology faculty members have been named Faculty Scholars: Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, associate professor of computer graphics technology, Yi Jiang, associate professor of building construction management, and Michael Kane,
associate professor of computer and information technology. Recipients
of this honor have been tenured within the last five years and are
named in recognition of their scholarship. Faculty scholars are
nominated by their academic areas, reviewed by a committee of
professors in the College of Technology, and approved by the provost.
They receive funding to support their research. The program was created
in 1998. The newly named Faculty Scholars will begin their five-year
terms in the fall of 2009.
- Todd Kelley, assistant professor of industrial technology,
received the Silvius Wolansky Outstanding Publication award at the
International Technology Education Association (ITEA) Conference in
Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28. During the conference, he also
delivered the Epsilon Pi Tau International Breakfast address.
- At the same ITEA conference, George Rogers, professor of
industrial technology, was designated a Distinguished
Technology Educator by ITEA, and he received the Distinguished Service
Citation from Epsilon Pi Tau.
- Two teams with building construction management students placed first and second at the third annual Idea-to-Product Competition for Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship in March. Erick Smith, a BCM graduate student, and his wife, Jessica, won the competition with their project titled “This Old Farm.” Conrad Schneider and the GreenBuild organization placed second with their Grow Green Innovations project which involved recapturing an existing local greenhouse and building a sustainable landscaping business around it. Read the Discovery Park announcement
- Computer and information technology students Zhanibek Datbayev and Philip Winstead have been named finalists for the U.S. Imagine Cup Software Design competition, sponsored by Microsoft. They will compete in the finals in Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 2-5, 2009. Their mentor, Kyle Lutes, associate professor of computer and information technology, will accompany them. Datbayev and Winstead are taking Lutes’s CIT 499 (Software Development for Mobile Computers II) course. Their semester project is their entry in the competition.
New Project Lead The Way director named
Kevin Taylor has been appointed Purdue University’s affiliate director of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) effective July 1, 2009. PLTW focuses on introducing engineering concepts in middle and high schools across the United States. Kevin has been co-director of PLTW with Michael O’Hair, who will be returning to his faculty assignment at the end of the academic year.
Technology student spearheads Motorsports on the Mall
Racing fans can get an up-close look at a variety of racecars during the second annual Motorsports on the Mall event April 23.
Annual Egg Launch event set in Anderson
High school students from east-central Indiana will put their knowledge of science to use in the sixth annual Egg Launch Design Competition on April 24 at the Purdue University College of Technology location in Anderson.
The competition, sponsored by the Purdue College of Technology at Anderson, will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson University Flagship Center, 2705 Enterprise Drive. In case of rain, the event will take place May 1.
Visit the Egg Launch Web site.
Statewide locations reaching out to veterans
As part of a larger effort to recruit veterans to enroll at Statewide
Technology locations, a student and location director attended a
two-day symposium titled “Transitions: Battlemind to Home” in March.
Greensburg location to observe Earth Day
Students at Purdue's College of Technology at Greensburg will be
planting flowers and giving away trees as part of an Earth Day service
learning project on April 18.
Sponsored research update
If you have news you'd like to see reported in the newsletter, check out the faculty and staff news reporting form. Use this form to notify the College of Technology
communications team of your professional news and achievements. This
information will be distributed to the team for potential use in news
releases, the dean's e-newsletter, Innovation magazine, and the college's Web site.
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 11-14: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend