First CTD projects: more efficient shipping, ultrasonic shot peening
What is the most cost-effective way to load a shipping container? How can you make a piece of metal stronger using less energy?
The founding members of the Purdue’s Center for Technology Development (CTD) have asked its faculty researchers to address these questions
over a one-year period. The two projects are the first for the center,
which was launched in January 2012.
Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Maria Drake
Maria Drake became the College of Technology’s data manager in January
of this year. Her ties to Purdue go back to her time as an undergraduate
student. She earned a bachelor’s degree in law and society with minors
in psychology and organizational leadership and supervision. She spent
another 15 years in other Purdue offices: the Department of Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences, Traffic Safety Research in the School of Civil
Engineering, the Division of Financial Aid and the Office for the Vice
President for Research. She earned her master’s degree in management
from Indiana Wesleyan.
Updated strategic plan for 2012-13 available
An updated strategic plan for the College of Technology, for 2012-13, has been unveiled. A shortened print version highlighting the seven overarching goals of the plan, was distributed at the Aug. 24 Dean's Welcome Forum.
The longer plan, with complete objectives and action items, is available in a PDF format on the Strategic Plan Web site.
CoT external funding for July 2012
During July 2012, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $175,786.
Five receive August Good to Great awards
Five College of Technology faculty and staff were recognized by Dean
Gary Bertoline August 24 as the most recent recipients of the Good to
CoT Research Hub ready for visitors
Knoy 366A is the college’s new Research Hub, offering several resources
for faculty working on research, both for research publications and
sponsored research proposals. Edie Schmidt, interim associate dean for
research, and three part-time staff members have been working to create a
welcoming space where collaboration and curiosity are encouraged.
Yogurt, pretzels, almonds and crackers are available as well as teas and
Visit the Research Hub between 10:00 a.m. and noon, Wednesday, August 29, to find out more about what is available.
Research discussion topics this week in the Research Hub
Interested in any of the three funding opportunities announced last
week by Edie Schmidt, interim associate dean for research? Stop by the
CoT Research Hub in Knoy 366A between 10:00 a.m. and noon, Wednesday,
August 29, to discuss strategies and find out more.
"Take this opportunity to write your Letter of Intent and get it submitted an entire week early," Schmdt said.
The opportunities include:
Next open time: 9:00 a.m.-noon, Friday, August 31, to talk about ATE
grant, proposal writing services, and any other research topic.
Sharp starts as new director at Anderson location
Corey Sharp has been appointed director of Purdue University’s College of Technology at Anderson. He will oversee operations for the location, which is headquartered in the Flagship Enterprise Center.
“I am dedicated to growing Purdue University’s College of Technology
in Anderson. I look forward to enhancing our partnerships with local
school corporations, Ivy Tech Community College, and Anderson
University,” Sharp said. “These partnerships are critical to providing
seamless educational experiences for the residents of east central
Have events listed on Knoy digital sign, college Web site
The beginning of the academic year is also a time for student organization callouts. The digital sign in the Knoy lobby and the college Web site calendar are two ways organizations can spread the word about their events.
To have events added to the digital sign or the college Web site, submit information online. Please share this information with any student group you advise.
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Jun 20-23: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Jun 23-27: TEAM camp for 9th and 10th graders
Jun 24: Public display of the Flagship Detroit, a 1937 American Airlines DC-3, Purdue University Airport, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
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
Jul 28: College of Technology Alumni Day at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble
Oct 18-20: Deming Institute: Out of the Crisis – New Thinking for a Sustainable World, Purdue University
Oct 26: WoW IT! program
Nov 16: CLAIM iT! program