Technology Week to showcase college's impact
The College of Technology will celebrate its fourth annual Technology Week April 12-18, 2010, with a variety of events for the campus, community, and alumni.
Events will showcase the college’s impact on society and honor outstanding alumni and students.
Three new events have been added to the 2010 activities.
To help interest high school students in technology as a potential area of study, the college is offering three evenings of Think Tech! classes for teens. Nine sessions will be offered over three days. Area high schoolers will be invited to participate in interactive classes that highlight specific areas of study.
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant to the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium, the colleges of Technology and Engineering are leading efforts to host the inaugural Electric Vehicle Grand Prix. The race of student-built electric vehicles will take place on the Purdue Grand Prix track April 18. The event, which is being staged as part of a new College of Technology course, will showcase the capabilities of Purdue’s students and of electric vehicles.
Finally, throughout the week, area media will help educate the public about Tech Topics. This series of stories will illustrate how research in the college is impacting society on a practical level. These topics also will be released daily on the college’s Web site, Twitter feed, and Facebook page.
Other Technology Week activities include the fourth annual student leadership award reception April 12; the senior picnic and eighth annual Distinguished Technology Alumni Awards April 16; and Spring Fest, featuring a CoT tent, April 17.
The full listing of activities is online.
Read about the electric vehicle grant.