Forums planned for input on new Innovation Design Center
Faculty, staff and students are invited to open forums to provide thoughts and ideas related to the new Innovation Design Center. The center will be a collaboration between the colleges of Technology, Liberal Arts and Engineering.
Ideas for the new facility that will encourage collaborations between faculty and students will be presented. The new space will encompass interdisciplinary design/build projects; encourage team, organizational and management skills; and support an array of student design projects.
The purpose of the forums is to understand what the University community would like to see in this type of center.
Both forums are on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in STEW 310. The faculty and staff forum will begin at 3:30 p.m.; the student forum (including free pizza) begins at 5:30 p.m.
"This is your opportunity to share your ideas for a unique building project that will support student projects," Dean Gary Bertoline told faculty and staff in an email last week. "The collaboration with the colleges of Liberal Arts and Engineering makes it an even more interesting opportunity. The three colleges are working together to raise money to build this facility which will be of great benefit to all our students and faculty."
Six receive November Good to Great awards
Six College of Technology faculty and staff were recognized by Dean Gary
Bertoline Nov. 4 as the most recent recipients of the Good to Great
Watch November Dean's Forum online
The November Dean's Forum featured a presentation by Robert Davis of the Purdue Enterprise Company. The College of Technology is one of several academic units on campus that has a partnership with PEC. PEC is a point of contact for outside companies who are looking for specific expertise and for faculty who are willing to consult.
You can see Davis's entire presentation, as well as the rest of the Dean's Forum, on this Web site (requires Windows Media Player).
Undergraduate thrives on biometrics research
Within the span of five weeks, Mike Brockly, a senior industrial
technology major from Griffith, Ind., will have presented two research
papers on two continents. It all started with a required 300-level
biometrics course: IT 34500 (Automatic Identification and Data Capture).
CoT shares gift from General Motors
Officials from General Motors were on campus Nov. 3 to visit with
several administrators, faculty and students. They also presented a
$160,000 check to the deans of the colleges of Technology and
Students to showcase machines at Rockwell Automation Fair
The College of Technology will send a contingent of faculty, staff and students to the annual Rockwell Automation Fair in Chicago Nov. 16-17.
The group consists of Brad Harriger, professor of mechanical
engineering technology; Jeff Holewinski, systems technologist; John
Piller, continuing lecturer in electrical and computer engineering
technology; three undergraduate manufacturing engineering technology
students; and one mechanical engineering technology graduate student.
BEST tutoring program is back
Building Excellence for Students in Technology (BEST) tutoring program is available two nights a week for student who need help in 100 and 200 level Technology courses in CGT, CIT, ECET and MET.
Times and locations are:
- 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays, in Knoy B29
- 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Knoy B16
Please let your students know about this opportunity. BEST is co-sponsored by Women in Technology, Minority Technology Association and the Diversity Programs office.
What new CoT classes are offered in 2011-12?
Last week, we heard about CNIT399ISV (Software as a Business), a new course for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Offered for the first time in Spring 2012, it will be taught by Kyle Lutes.
The Office of Communications would like to know what new classes you offered for Fall 2011 and will offer during Spring 2012 for a new series of stories on the relevant and responsive courses students can expect when they attend the College of Technology.
Submit your course number, title, term and instructor name to Steven Lincoln (email@example.com).
TLI sweeps United Way awards in Penny Wars
In addition to individual pledges, the College of Technology helped raise $732.27 for the United Way through its recent penny wars campaign.
The Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation won the first place pizza party (for most pennies collected) and second place doughnut party (for total amount raised).
United Way pledge cards (whether you are contributing or not) are due to team captains by November 10.
Span Plan offers need-based grants for staff taking classes
Span Plan Adult Student Services is offering educational grants for
part-time (three to seven credits in the spring) adult nontraditional
students and staff taking classes at Purdue West Lafayette or Purdue's
College of Technology Lafayette campus. The application deadline is Dec.
Purdue Alumnus features flight alumni in newest issue
The Nov./Dec. 2011 issue of the Purdue Alumnus includes two stories that feature professional flight alumni and Professor Emeritus Charles Holleman prominently.
Bradford Lang '85 talks about his work honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, and several other flight alumni discuss their ties with Southwest Airlines.
Check out the online edition.
TechDean blog: 'What is a technologist?'
Dean Gary Bertoline's most recent blog post addresses the definition of "technologist".
Technology is the accumulated body of knowledge that studies and
explains existing and emerging technologies and provides the foundation
for technological innovations, technology policy, technology leadership
and management, and technology literacy.
Technology is not a universal term; it does not mean exactly the same
thing in all contexts, thus it is context dependent. The word
“Technology” in its current discourse has both a narrow and a broad
meaning that roughly corresponds to who is using the term.
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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