New facilities at New Albany location
Purdue University officials and local dignitaries dedicated the 40,000-square-foot Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana in New Albany October 1.
The facility is one of four Purdue Research Park centers around the state that serve as incubators for startup or expanding companies. It also is home to most of the classrooms, labs, and faculty offices for Purdue's College of Technology at New Albany location.
In addition, it houses the Purdue Extension Office for Floyd County and an office for Purdue's Technical Assistance Program, which connects companies with Purdue resources and assists them in implementing state-of-the art technologies.
"This new technology center is a strong addition to Purdue's growing corridor of research and innovation that stretches across Indiana," said Purdue President France A. Córdova. "It will help boost the area's economy through entrepreneurial activity and, at the same time, will provide a beautiful, modern learning space for students to acquire the knowledge they need to succeed in current and emerging high-tech careers."
The center, which opened in August, is located at 3000 Technology Ave. in New Albany near the southeast corner of Interstate 265 and Charlestown Road.
Purdue's College of Technology at New Albany occupies the building's first floor, which houses its computer graphics technology (CGT), electrical engineering technology (EET), and mechanical engineering technology (MET) programs. Purdue will maintain a presence at Indiana University Southeast for the industrial technology (IT) and organizational leadership and supervision (OLS) programs, which are located in the Hausfeldt Building.
Last spring, the Paul Ogle Foundation Inc. of Jeffersonville, Ind., donated $1 million to create advanced-technology laboratories for the MET and EET programs at the new center.
Through a reciprocal tuition agreement, residents of Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt and Trimble counties in Kentucky pay Indiana in-state rates at the College of Technology at New Albany location.