Education has always been important to Fred Klipsch. It was important in 1964 when, as a Purdue graduate, he was the first in his family to earn a college degree. And it was special in the 1990s when he became part of the Educational Choice Charitable Trust to help fund scholarships for low-income Indiana students
An international research team led by Yingjie "Victor" Chen, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, earned the Sponsor’s Award for Novel Visualization in the VAST Challenge 2014. The Visual Analytics Science and Technology challenge is an international contest that invites visual analytics researchers and developers to compete to solve data analytics problems. The team included faculty and graduate students from Purdue University and Harbin Institute of Technology in China,
Two long-time faculty in the Department of Aviation Technology were honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award August 27, 2014.
Larry Gross, associate professor, and retired professor Mitch Grundman were honored locally at a reception at the Purdue University Airport.
Hilde Thayer is one of five Purdue students named Outstanding Future Educators in Indiana for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Thayer, from Lafayette, Ind., is majoring in engineering/technology teacher education.
Purdue's computer and information technology degree program concentration in network engineering technology has been recognized as a Program of Excellence by the Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA). The degree program is offered by the College of Technology.
Brad Benhart has been named Educator of the Year by the AGC Education and Research Foundation. Benhart, a clinical assistant professor and assistant head of the Department of Building Construction Management, is a faculty advisor to the Associated General Contractors student chapter at Purdue University.
Daphene Koch has been named Educator of the Year by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). Koch, an associate professor in the Department of Building Construction Management, is faculty advisor to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana student chapter at Purdue University.