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Local entrepreneurship program aids teen's innovation

Pendleton Heights junior Brandon Boynton is receiving national attention for a mobile application designed to stop bullying.

Boynton created The Bully Box while in the Madison County Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program.

This was the first year for the YEA! program, through the chamber and Purdue University College of Technology in Anderson, and officials say they are pleased with the program’s success.

Purdue students improve Indy 500 security checkpoints

A group of Purdue students figured out a way to shorten the amount of time race fans will wait at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway entrance gates on race day.

The new process will get crowds through the gates and into the grandstands 25 seconds faster.

It doesn’t seem like much, but that time adds up. Eric Dietz, the director at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute and professor of computer and information technology, said taking saving 25 seconds on more than 100,000 people will save security personnel 2,000 man hours.

Worry about personal data beyond eBay, Rogers says

Marcus Rogers, professor of computer and information technology, talked with WISH-TV in Indianapolis about the May 21 announcement by eBay about its data breach.

eBay says the cyber-attack compromised a company database that contains names, passwords, email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, even dates of birth.

“Any type of a breach, especially when companies start telling the media, is not trivial,” Rogers said.

Purdue College of Technology equips graduates for workforce

The day after walking across the stage to accept her degree, Purdue University College of Technology graduate Erica Norris already is putting to use her bachelor's degree in computer and information technology.

Norris was part of a small but proud group that earned their degrees from the Purdue College of Technology, Kokomo, Wednesday evening. Fourteen students in the 25-person graduating class accepted bachelor’s degrees or certificates in five technology-related areas at the Indiana University Kokomo campus.

New Anderson lab will put students closer to career options

Purdue College of Technology, Anderson, will build a classroom and engineering lab in the Anderson Innovation Center to give its students more real-world experience with robotics and automation.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said this is a great educational opportunity for students in Anderson and Madison County to see and experience what the latest innovations in technology are capable of doing.

Authors of engineering design article honored

Todd Kelley, associate professor of technology leadership and innovation, and his co-author received the 2014 Gerald R. Day Top Peer-Reviewed Article Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association this spring.

The article, which Kelley wrote with Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow Moira McSpadden, is titled "Engineering Design: Diverse Design Teams to Solve Real-World Problems" and was published in Technology and Engineering Teacher in 2012.


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