College of Technology at Columbus
Why go local?
- Earn a Purdue University degree close to home
- Same academic rigor as main campus
- Small class sizes
- Faculty with industry experience
- Programs that meet the employment needs of your area
Located in the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCE) in Columbus and in the Greensburg Community Learning Center in Greensburg, we are a part of the Purdue University's College of Technology, one of the largest and most renowned technology schools in the nation.
World Metrology Day –
May 20, 2013
May 20 is annually observed around the world as World Metrology Day and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. This treaty provides the basis for a coherent measurement system worldwide. Most of us don’t recognize the importance that metrology plays in our lives. First of all, it has nothing to do with the weather. Metrology is the science of measurement and most of us rely on measurement devices every day. We make decisions based on measurement results, such as pushing the brake pedal when the speed is over the limit or cutting down on sweet food if our blood sugar level is too high. The price of much of what we buy is calculated from measurements - electricity, water, food, fuel, to name but a few. The Purdue College of Technology in Columbus has a well-equipped metrology lab that serves as a resource for students and local industry in our region and state. Read more.
Important Dates to Remember:
May 7: Last day for summer '13 waitlist
May 8: Summer session 1 (SS1) classes begin
May 9: Spring '13 grades available on myPurdue
May 15: Last day to drop (SS1) at 100% refund
May 17: Last day to choose Pass/Not Pass option (SS1)
May 17: Last day to withdraw without specifying a grade (SS1)
May 20-31: Instructor signature required when droppoing a class (SS1)
May 21: Last day to drop (SS1) at 50% refund
May 22: No refund on or after this date (SS1)
May 27: Memorial Day - no classes; campus closed
June 1 : No refund withdrawal on or after this date (SS1)
June 10-13: ROBOColumbus Summer Camp for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Click for Participation Packet Deadline extended to May 31.
June 19 : Classes & Final exams & Semester end (SS1)
June 24: (SS1) Grades available on myPurdue
June 24: Summer session 2 (SS2) classes begin
*subject to change
ROBOColumbus Summer Camp
June 10 - 13, 2013
WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD LEARN AT THIS CAMP?
ROBOColumbus Summer Camp is a fun, hands-on learning
experience designed for boys and girls in grades 3-8, to
engage them in exploring science, technology,
engineering, and math concepts.
Working in small teams, the campers are provided with
LEGO™ products to explore robotics. These unique
components – which include modular sensors, motors,
and electromechanical parts – are used to build robots
that are controlled by a programmable LEGO™ “Brick”
computer. The camp teaches children the basic concepts
about how real-life mechanical systems operate while
inspiring them to use their imaginations and build
mechanical robots of their own creation!
• Choose either the morning session, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; or afternoon
session, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., (Monday through Thursday). Space is limited.
• Participation forms must be returned by May 31.
• Parents or guardians must provide transportation to and from the camp,
which is held in the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCE)
building, room 140, at 4444 Kelly Street, Columbus, Indiana.
• A limited number of scholarships (based on financial need) may be
available to those families who qualify. Call 812-348-2025 to request an
• Cost is $50 per child, including snacks, T-shirt, & prizes. Make check
payable to ROBOColumbus Summer Camp.
• Registration is not complete until the completed application and consent
forms are received by our office. Send completed forms to ROBOColumbus
Summer Camp, Purdue College of Technology, 4444 Kelly St., Columbus, IN
Measuring the importance of World Metrology Day (May 20)
Faculty, staff honored for years of service
Columbus metrology lab to benefit students, manufacturers
Schaffer to lead Statewide Technology
Tuttle scholarship to benefit MET students in Columbus
Calendar of Events:
Sep 13: 10th Annual TechPride Golf Scramble