Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Rick Mislan
Rick Mislan, assistant professor of computer and information technology, talks to Purdue Today about cyber forensics and how responsive he has to be to keep up with new technologies.
Dearringer helps lead fast-growing SEO company
Slingshot SEO, an Indianapolis-based company co-founded by alumnus
Jeremy Dearringer, received the TechPoint Mira Award for Information
Technology Company this spring.
“It’s one of the biggest awards they give,” said Dearringer, a 2003
graduate in organizational leadership and supervision (OLS). “It is an
immense achievement. It made us realize that Slingshot SEO is at a point
where we are taken seriously.”
July 2011 CoT grants
For the month of July, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $548,026.
Faculty who received funding (all are principal investigators unless otherwise noted) were:
- Gregory Lasker, BCM, ASHE/Purdue Student Chapter Education & Research Support Funds, American Society for Healthcare Eng, $5,000
- Rodney Handy, MET, Development of a Sustainable Manufacturing Portal at ALCOA:Phase II, Alcoa Inc, $48,070
- Thomas Hacker (co-PI), CIT, NEES Operations: FY 2010-FY2014 - Amend 10, National Science Foundation, $484,956
- Marcus Rogers, CIT, Technical Assistance to Indiana Inspector General, Inspector Generals Office, $10,000
CoT dean materials online
Documents from Dean Gary Bertoline's presentations will be posted as part of his blog on the CoT Web site. One of the tabs near the top of the page is labeled "Documents and Presentations." The collection will be added to throughout the year.
The dean's blog, TechDean, will be a forum for the dean to share his vision for the college and his insights into technology education and innovation.
If you click on the blog headline, you will be able to comment on or share the post.
Three honored with 'Good to Great' awards
Dean Gary Bertoline honored three faculty and staff with the inaugural Good to Great awards during the Dean's Welcome August 18.
- Betty Cottrell, secretary in the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation, for her work in coordinating the annual College of Technology Career Fair.
- Bill Hutzel, professor of mechanical engineering technology, for his work in spearheading Purdue's entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.
- Eric Dietz, associate professor of computer and information technology, for his work with electric vehicles that results in the evGrandPrix race.
Recipients of the Good to Great award are involved with endeavors that improve the college's public image, show a commitment to excellence and demonstrate impact.
CoT Diversity Committee update
The COT Diversity Committee met for the first time August 29. Alka Harriger, co-chair of the committee, will share dates of future meetings with faculty/staff.
Meeting minutes and related documents will be available on SharePoint. Log in first, and then visit the page. If you have problems accessing these materials, contact Alka Harriger so the problem can be addressed.
Meet student families during Purdue Family Day
Purdue Family Day is Sept. 17, 2011, and the college is celebrating its Technology family. As part of the celebration, the college has purchased a block of football tickets for 75 freshmen and another block for purchase by Technology friends and family.
That morning, the undergraduate education office will host a Tailgate with Technology event in front of Knoy Hall, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. CoT faculty and staff are invited. It will be a chance to mingle with new students, some of their families, alumni, and other faculty and staff prior to the game.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets in the Technology block ($25 each), contact Alicia Spack at (765) 494-9476 or email@example.com. The deadline for purchasing technology block tickets is Sept. 1.
If you need additional information about Purdue Family Day, contact Jacqueline Brown at 496-3659 or visit the event's Web site.
Technology Alumni Board hosts Alumni Day at Indianapolis Zoo
Over 80 alumni and friends joined the College of Technology for the first Technology Alumni Day at the Indianapolis Zoo on August 20.
Participants were able to get discounted tickets and enjoy the zoo animals and exhibits, including catching a glimpse of the zoo’s latest arrival, a baby African elephant named Kalina. A raffle was held for a chance to give an elephant a bath. Guests were then treated to an ice cream social and ended the day by attending the dolphin show. During the ice cream social, alumni and friends could test their pilot skills using the flight simulator or get their face painted.
Gary Bertoline, dean of the College of Technology, spoke on his vision of moving the college from “Good to Great” and how alumni can help with that initiative by staying connected and keeping the alumni base active:
- Visit our web site to read about our new programs
- Read Innovation, our alumni magazine, to learn about the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni
- Come back to campus to speak to classes or share with faculty
- Tell us your stories of impact
- Serve in leadership or advisory board positions within your home department
View photos of the event.
Nominate a Change Maker for 'Five Students Who . . .'
In November, the Purdue website will be featuring "5 Students Who are Change Makers."
The writers are looking for students whose creativity, motivation and hard work have resulted in inspiring changes for the better. Nominees should be students who have initiated and/or completed changes at Purdue, among their peers, in their home communities, or anywhere in the world.
And because Veteran's Day is in November, they especially are seeking nominees who are also veterans who have been change makers as they have served their country, or at any other time.
Contact Jason Mucher to nominate your “Change Maker” candidate. Providing detailed information
on the student will increase their chance to be selected. Please
complete your nominations by Thursday, Sept. 8.
University news of interest to College of Technology
Purdue will be the location of the Malvern Instrument Seminar - Nano-particle Characterization Symposium on Sept. 21.
This one-day symposium, presented by the Birck Nanotechnology Center, will highlight light scattering based characterization of nanoparticles and nanotechnology applications. Discussions will include light scattering based size measurements and electrophoretic light scattering or zeta potential studies.
For more information on content, contact Lisa Reece at 496-6786 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Monica Allain at 494-5138 or email@example.com
Cost is $25 for Purdue faculty, staff and students and $35 for non-Purdue attendees.
Complete information can be found at the Purdue Conferences Web site.
Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition
The Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Krannert School of Management have announced the 25th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition will be February 21, 2012.
Organizers have scheduled callouts for the event, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students:
- September 6, from 6-7:30 in RAWLS 1011
- September 7, from 5-6:30, in the Burton Morgan Center* room 121
- September 8, from 7-8:30, in the Burton Morgan Center* room 121
Questions will be answered and the registration process will be discussed. Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to enter. Registration will be open beginning September 8.
The top two undergraduate teams in 2011 were from the College of Technology.
Mindset of the class of 2015
As the fall semester gets into full swing, you may be interested in this annual list compiled by Beloit College, The Mindset List for the Class of 2015. According to the Web site, the list "was originally created as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references, and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing worldview of each new generation."
Many of the entries on the list are focused on technological innovations.
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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
Oct 18-20: Deming Institute: Out of the Crisis – New Thinking for a Sustainable World, Purdue University