Members of the Purdue chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) won several awards at the 2015 National Collegiate Conference in Omaha March 26-29.
The College of Technology will honor Distinguished Technology Alumni, Outstanding Technology Alumni, and Early Career Awardees. The awards recognize Technology alumni who have accomplished great professional, philanthropic, and personal success.
Events during the day include:
A research project to reduce simulator sickness in virtual reality games took top honors for the College of Technology in the recent DiscoverU Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium.
Seventeen College of Technology projects were entered into the annual event. The top three projects from each college received cash awards.
As part of its mission, the College of Technology strives to develop future managers and leaders in technology. To foster and recognize this, the college awards leadership awards: one award for an outstanding undergraduate leader and one for an outstanding graduate leader. Any student who is a major in any of the College of Technology’s graduate or undergraduate programs is eligible.
The 2013 student leadership honors were awarded to Erika Healy and Jennifer Kirschner.
Yi Jiang in China
Marcus Rogers, a professor in computer and information technology, and Kevin O’Connor, a graduate student in information technology, won awards from the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in April 2012.
Rogers received a commemorative clock and a plaque for the 2012 Pillar Award for making exceptional efforts to support and grow CERIAS. Rogers contributed service above and beyond what was expected and excelled in research and education.
Tyler Kupferer, director of award winning short-film “The Girl and the Fox,” says that Purdue experiences such as Martin Jischke's President's Leadership Program and the Digital Cinema Contest gave him the skills to be a successful director.
Kupferer is a 2008 graduate of the computer graphics technology program.
Cory Nguyen, a graduate student in computer and information technology, has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. More than 3,000 people applied, but only 200 are chosen each year.
The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) and is intended to increase the number of U.S citizens and nationals specializing in science and engineering aimed at military applications. Nguyen received his fellowship in the area of computer and computational sciences for his research in cyber and information security.