How can firefighting robots impact Purdue, Lafayette area?
A new international partnership focused on robotics, particularly
firefighting robots, could result in several benefits to Purdue
University and the Lafayette-West Lafayette area.
Researchers in Purdue’s College of Technology announced a
partnership with two Korean robotics companies and a Korean University
Feb. 21. The entities are interested in conducting robotics research
with Purdue’s Department of Computer and Information Technology. In
addition, the Korean companies are exploring U.S.-based
commercialization and manufacturing opportunities in the community.
Purdue Pete hammer machine goes international
The student creators of an automated machine that produces customized
miniature Purdue hammers are finalists in Phoenix Contact’s
international xplore New Automation Award 2012.
Two representatives from the seven-person team and their faculty
advisor will travel to Bad Pyrmont, Germany, with their machine March 23
for the final competition presentation. The Purdue team is one of 28
finalists; more than 100 teams started in the competition.
Computer graphics professor to study ASL for animation work
Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, associate professor of computer graphics technology, has received a Faculty Fellowship for Study in a Second Discipline for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and information technology, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) in the Digital and Multimedia Sciences. AAFS provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. Rogers is the director of Purdue’s Cyber Forensics Lab.
Steve Schuette, retired professor of building construction management, will receive the 2012 Associated Schools of Construction Lifetime Achievement Award in April. He has been invited to the ASC International Conference in Birmingham, England, to accept the award.
In the News: Garst named candidate for CLASS award
Purdue senior shortstop Molly Garst has been selected as one of 30
candidates nationally for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for
softball, the corporation announced on Wednesday. Garst is an
organizational leadership and supervision major.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as
an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas
of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.
"This is a huge award; it is not just within the Big Ten but for the
whole nation," Garst said. "It is an amazing feeling to be chosen not
only to represent Purdue softball but the whole university. It is
humbling, but also eye opening because this award is not just for hard
work on the field but also in the classroom.
Read the full news release.
Nominate a Trail Maker for May's 'Five Students Who . . .'
Marketing and Media is accepting nominations for May's "5 Students Who are Trail Makers." They are shining the spotlight on graduating student leaders who are ready to make their mark on the world. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students they consider Trail Makers. Deadline for nominations is March 2.
Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional leadership while at Purdue – either on campus or in their community. Maybe they were involved in student government, created a new student organization or were a member of the President’s Leadership Class.
Providing detailed information on the student and specific examples of leadership will increase the chance of selection. Online nomination form.
Applications, nominations for grants, honors
STEM faculty/staff invited to NSTA conference
Purdue faculty and staff involved with STEM engagement are invited to be booth participants at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in Indianapolis March 30-April 1. Purdue University has reserved space at the event. The Purdue area will emphasize K-12 STEM resources, teacher professional development and education technology. Register to attend by February 28.
Summer Global Scholarship
The Provost's Global Scholarship provides $1,000 to assist Purdue students with the added costs of studying overseas. Purdue students in good academic standing who have applied for summer 2012 programs that are led by Purdue faculty members may apply. Deadline to apply is March 1. Complete information is online.
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