Future Purdue: Where are we headed? How do we get there?
The leadership teams charged with implementing the College of Technology strategic plan have been working diligently over the past year to establish metrics and action plans and charting progress and challenges for the seven main areas of the plan.
Many of the metrics have come from internal brainstorming, feedback from departments, and the implementation of surveys and other instruments across the college. But a key tool that has made the process a bit easier for many of the teams is the Future Purdue Target Worksheet.
We talked with Dean Dennis Depew about the process and how Future Purdue plays a role in the college’s strategic planning process.
Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Bernie Wulle
Bernie Wulle, associate professor of aviation technology, came
to Purdue in January 1992 from a job as a pilot for a Caribbean
airline. He was familiar with campus and the aviation technology
program, having earned a master’s degree in special education and
started a flight training program with Lafayette Aviation at Purdue’s
airport. Over the last 19 yeas, he has focused on being a teacher who
can help his students succeed. He has won the Dwyer Award for
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and the Outstanding Tenured Faculty
Award. In the summer of 2010, he helped bring Able Flight to campus,
giving students with physical disabilities a chance to learn how to fly.
In addition to his academic duties, he is completing his dissertation
through Purdue’s College of Education.
CGT course results in student-produced animation
Students in CGT 44200 (Production for Computer Animation) create short films as part of their coursework.
The upper-division course covers advanced spline modeling techniques,
lighting techniques, applied shading, motion dynamics and controllers,
particle systems, application customization programming, and
pre-production development and planning.
See an example of work created by students enrolled in CGT 42200 (Production for Computer Animation): "The Note", by Chris Staehler, Thomas Haley Hermiz, and Adam Gasper.
EET student to take part in spring LSAMP program
Daniel Williams, a student in electrical engineering technology, will
partcipate in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
(LSAMP) Indiana Undergraduate Research Program this spring. His mentor will be Suranjan Panigrahi.
Read the news release.
December 2010 CoT grants
For the month of December, the College of Technology received external
funding that totaled $1,649,581. The funds will pay for research and
Nominations sought for Violet Haas Award
The Council on the Status of Women (CSW), an organization that works to
provide a voice for all women at Purdue University, is seeking
nominations for the 2011 Violet Haas Award. Mary Sadowski, associate
dean for undergraduate programs and learning in the College of
Technology, was last year's recipient.
CoT in the headlines
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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 11-14: Electric Go-Kart summer camp, College of Technology, South Bend
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble