BATS, developed by CIT professors, in 2011 Better World Report
A Purdue University discovery that improves broadband communications
is featured as one of 23 real-world technologies in the 2011 Better
World Report, an annual publication that highlights patented university
discoveries that directly impact the quality of life for people around
Anthony Smith, Lonnie Bentley and Michael Kane, professors
in the College of Technology’s Department of Computer and Information
Technology, founded Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems (BATS) Inc. in
2008. The Indianapolis-based company provides enhanced electronic
communications through automated antenna aiming and tracking technology
for broadband directional antennas that Smith, Bentley and Kane
Faculty and Staff Profiles:
Getting to know Sarah Leach
Sarah Leach, an associate professor of mechanical engineering
technology, has taught at Purdue’s College of Technology in South Bend
for 12 years. She holds a master’s degree in materials science and
engineering from the University of Notre Dame. She is on track to earn
her doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 2013. Leach was
employed by CTS Corporation in Elkhart for 15 years prior to joining
Purdue. She is a registered professional engineer and a member of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Calhoun returns to campus as 'Old Master'
The president of Banana Republic believes the balance of strengths he brings to his job is what makes him successful.
"Any time I focused on just one of them, I wasn’t any good at my job.
I have a balance of creativity, leadership skills, and analytical
skills," said Jack Calhoun, a 1987 graduate of the organizational
leadership and supervision program in the College of Technology. He
spoke Nov. 8 to students in the OLS 48400 (Leadership Strategies For
Quality And Productivity) class, taught by Rodney Vandeveer, as part of Old Masters Week.
DIT professor chooses CoT for Fulbright research
Part researcher, part goodwill ambassador, Eugene Coyle is a
Fulbright scholar researching energy policy at Purdue and the College of
Technology through July 2012.
Coyle is head of the School of Electrical Engineering Systems at the
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). His research project at Purdue is
the latest in a series of projects, partnerships and exchanges between
DIT and the College of Technology.
“Being here as a Fulbright Scholar in a research capacity is a
wonderful opportunity to reflect and engage in research,” Coyle said.
“Great work is being done here in sustainable energy.”
Dean announces new administrative appointments
Edie Schmidt has been appointed the interim associate dean for research effective January 1, 2012. She will have a 50 percent appointment in the Dean's Office during her interim assignment.
Robert Cox has been appointed interim associate dean for globalization beginning immediately and will work with Don Buskirk on the growing international-related activities and opportunities. He will remain department head for Building Construction Management with the help of Brad Benhart, who has agreed to serve as assistant department head.
All the administrative positions within the Dean's Office are under review to determine how to serve the needs of the College of Technology in the most efficient and effective way. Once that evaluation is completed, searches will begin for the interim positions.
CoT staff invited to take survey (through Nov. 30)
As part of the vision for the College of Technology, Gary Bertoline, dean, wants to be sure that all staff have a positive working environment and are treated with respect, have opportunity for growth, and feel valued.
This survey is open to all of the College of Technology staff to gather feedback. The survey will assist the dean and the administration in measuring workplace environment and any needs or issues that may need addressed.
Feel free to add any other comments at the end of the survey. The survey should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete and will remain live until November 30. All responses will be confidential.
Take the survey.
Alder receives Community Shining Star Award
Barbara Alder, director of the College of Technology locations at Anderson and Richmond, received a Community Shining Star Award as part of Madison County's annual Athena Awards Nov. 15.
"Barb is helping to change the face and identity of Madison County one person at a time, and I am proud to call her friend, mentor and role model for my own business success," said Tammy Rimer of CN Design and Marketing in a story about Alder in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin.
One of 16 nominees for the Athena Award, Alder has spent much of professional career as an advocate for women's rights. As her career progressed, she was often the first woman in the positions she held in college admissions and with telecommunications companies. Prior to coming to Purdue, she was executive director of Madison County's Habitat for Humanity chapter.
CoT external funding for October 2011
For the month of October 2011, the College of Technology received external funding that totaled $182,751.
CoT-Lafayette collects nearly two tons of food
Students at Purdue’s College of Technology at Lafayette delivered
3,820 pounds of food to the local Food Finders organization Monday
They made the delivery before Thanksgiving because Food Finders was
in need of additional food before the holiday. The students will be
collecting food for another two weeks.
Cyber forensics student has best paper at Dublin conference
Mark Lorhum, a graduate student in the Department of Computer and
Information Technology, won the award for best paper at the third
International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) in Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 26-28.
His paper, titled "Forensic Extractions of Data from the Nokia N900,"
examined methods for gathering digital evidence from the mobile phone.
At the same conference, Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and
information technology, delivered a keynote address on the future of
digital forensic science.
The fourth ICDF2C will be hosted by the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University in October, 2012.
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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