Purdue College of Technology South Bend is proving that the key to engaging more students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is through direct activities, such as its electric go-kart summer camp and high school class demonstrations.
Interns are on the job to learn and to gain real-world experience. Some are paid. Some get class credit. Most are college students.
And more are likely to be visible soon in Wayne County and the surrounding region, according to the Richmond Palladium-Item.
Earlham College, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond all are seeking to place more of their students in internship situations.
A few months ago, Chris Snively didn't have a job.
Now, he's a student services coordinator at Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond.
Snively gives a lot of credit to the jobs fair he attended at the Kuhlman Center, organized by the Wayne County Task Force on Jobs. He learned a lot at the fair, and he shares tips for others who attend.
For one week every summer, east-central Wisconsin becomes the site of the greatest spectacle in aviation. EAA’s Air Venture in Oshkosh draws a half-million people from all over the world – including aviation fans and aeronautics businesses from Indiana.
The Purdue College of Technology in New Albany hosted students from the local YMCA summer camp this week, and southern Indiana's News and Tribune followed them on their tour.
The publication published photos of the students during demonstrations of robotics and a laser machine. View the photos and brief write-up on the News and Tribune web site.
The Purdue College of Technology in New Albany and the YMCA of Southern Indiana have begun a partnership to incorporate STEM subjects into summer programs and other youth programs.
Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue location off Charlestown Road, said while he’s trying to give the college more exposure in the community, he’s also trying to find ways to meet the needs of other organizations in the area.
Teachers from four Indiana middle schools will be trained this month to get their students TECHFIT.
The National Science Foundation-funded program, led by College of Technology professors from Purdue University, combines technology lessons with fitness activities.
Purdue's expertise in metrology (the science of measurement) and fabrication are highlighted in the July 2014 edition of The Business Connection, a publication of the Columbus (IN) Republic.
Professors from Purdue's College of Technology at Columbus and their research are featured as part of a larger story about the city's three-year-old Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.
The story describes the center as "a minds- and hands-on experience for students and researchers."
Eric Matson, associate professor of computer and information technology, talked with EdTech Magazine about the Internet of Things and how it relates to current college students.
He discussed the need for standards for machine-to-machine communication as the internet of things continues to grow.