Tech Ventures focuses on accelerating commercialization
The College of Technology at Purdue University has launched Tech
Ventures, a proof of concept center that will accelerate the process of
moving faculty and student innovations from idea to the marketplace.
Tech Ventures is led by Matt McKillip, executive director, and Lonnie Bentley, faculty director.
Both Bentley, a professor of computer and information technology, and
McKillip have prior academic, industry, and start-up experience. They
have worked with teams across Purdue, other institutions, government and
industry to create Tech Ventures, where they say faculty and students
can “plug in, start up and take off.”
Think Tech! promises interactive fun
Registration is now open for the third annual Think Tech! classes, offered by the College of Technology as part of its Tech Week celebration in April.
Because enrollment is limited, faculty and staff who are interested in having their high school students participate are encouraged to register soon.
In the news: Dean to announce new options in Richmond
Gary Bertoline, dean, will announce new degree options during a visit to the College of Technology at Richmond Friday (March 23).
Bertoline will meet with community leaders and tour Hill's Pet Nutrition during his visit.
Read the full story in the Richmond Palladium-Item.
TEDx PurdueU will examine several facets of 'innovation'
TEDx PurdueU takes place Thursday, March 22, on campus. There is a waiting list to attend in person, but the presentations will be available to stream online.
Seventeen speakers are listed on the TEDx Web site, including five with College of Technology ties:
- Michael Kane, assistant professor of computer and information technology: "Personalize Innovation"
- Kyle Bowen, CGT '99, director of informatics: "Engage Innovation"
- Sundeep Rao, as part of circAfrique, senior site manager for Engineering Computer Network: "Drum Innovation"
- Sarah Miller and Lee Causey, College of Technology graduate students and Solar Decathlon team leaders: "Solar Innovation"
Other speakers span disciplines and perspectives, from Steve Wereley, who helped quantify the amount oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico during BP's 2010 oil spill, to Matt Barnes, a Purdue graduate student and free-running entrepreneur.
The College of Technology will provide Twitter (#TedxPurdueU) and Facebook updates throughout the day as well.
Complete information, including the URL to stream the TEDx talks, is at the TEDx PurdueU Web site.
$500 grant will help recruit more Women in Technology
The College of Technology’s Women in Technology (WIT) student
organization got a little bit of help in their efforts to recruit the
next generation of female leaders in technology, thanks to a $500 grant
from the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
Erin Bowen, assistant professor in the Department of Technology
Leadership & Innovation, will be awarded the 2012 Award for
Excellence in Distance Learning at the Provost’s Faculty Awards
Convocation April 26. Her summer course, IT50700 (Measurement and
Evaluation for Industry and Technology), was selected as the best
for-credit distance course offered in 2011. She taught the course as
part of ProSTAR's online master of science degree program in aviation
Alejandra Magana, assistant professor of computer and information technology, is one of four recipients of the 2012 ASEE-ERM Apprentice Faculty Grant. She will be able to attend the annual American Society for Engineering Education's conference in San Antonio June 10-13. Magana will also be paired with a mentor from ASEE's Educational Research and Methods (ERM) division.
Campus events of interest to Technology faculty/staff
Tapia to present Diversity Lecture
Richard A. Tapia, a recent National Medal of Science recipient, will be the keynote speaker on March 28 at Purdue University's inaugural Presidential Diversity Lecture Series. Tapia's talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 3:30 p.m. in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Read more.
Apply for IMPACT
IMPACT seeks to change the learning culture on the West Lafayette campus to become more student-centered. IMPACT invites full time faculty, clinical faculty, and continuing lecturers to propose a course to be included in Cohort 3A consisting of 15 additional undergraduate courses that they believe would be improved by going through the process of course redesign. Proposals must have the approval of the department head. For more information and to apply by the April 6 deadline, visit the IMPACT Web site.
Work Life: Organization and Time Management
College of Technology faculty and staff are invited to a brown-bag wellness presentation on organization and time management at 12:05 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Deans Auditorium in Pfendler Hall.
Registration open for URPS entries, judges
The annual Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium (URPS) is April 10 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms. The event is sponsored by the colleges of Technology, Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.
Volunteer judges are needed for the event. Faculty, staff, graduate students and retired alumni are encouraged to volunteer, for as little as 30 minutes or for the entire time. Judging assignments will be distributed prior to the event, and judges will not be assigned to any project on which they are listed as an advisor. Register to be a judge at the URPS website.
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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
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