Purdue College of Technology, South Bend is reaching out to local high schools and organizations through educational presentations. John Piller, continuing lecturer, created three lecture topics: energy usage, Tesla (AC) vs. Edison (DC), and engineering disasters.
Eric Dietz, professor of computer and information technology, was interviewed on Indianapolis's Fox 59 April 21 about security measures for the 500 Festival OneAmerica Mini Marathon and other large public events.
Read the story and see his interview (which is on the second video).
A radio-fired rocket was supposed to end a quick high-altitude flight near Noblesville, Ind., but an unexpectedly durable balloon led Purdue students on a nine-hour winding odyssey deep into Ohio that ended at the end of dirt road in remote farm country on Saturday (April 19).
A video project has allowed Purdue senior Sam Evenson to combine two of his favorite things: Purdue and the television series "Game of Thrones."
Eight College of Technology instructors will be featured speakers at "The Changing Classroom Symposium", hosted by the Center for Instructional Excellence March 26-27.
The conference focuses on faculty members' methods and experiences in transforming their teaching methods to meet 21st-century students' needs.
The latest high-altitude balloon launch by the Association of Mechanical and Electrical Technologists (AMET) placed them in the news again. The balloon traveled more than 300 miles to near Cleveland, Ohio. After several phone calls to residents in the area, the balloon was located. It arrived back at Purdue five days later, where it was opened in front of local media.
Here are the stories they posted about the launch:
Students are learning how to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the first class at Purdue University focused on drones.
The course, taught by Michael Leasure, associate professor of aviation technology, touches on several technologies that work together to allow an aircraft to fly on its own. This is the first time he has been able to offer the course because the technology has finally advanced enough to make it feasible and legal.
During a open house at the College of Technology, New Albany, the local newspaper talked to prospective students, parents and College of Technology staff about the degrees available at the location.
The reporter got great quotes, such as:
The Center for Technology Development, headquartered in the College of Technology, connects Purdue researchers with industrial partners to produce technology that addresses real-world, 21st-century problems.
The center's current projects involve optimizing overseas shipping processes and industrial energy management.
The shipping project has resulted in software that allows companies to determine the cheapest and most efficient way to ship irregularly shaped items overseas.
A team of Purdue University students competing for this year's Hult Prize and $1 million in startup capital was named a global regional finalist. Their next round of competition is March 7-8 in Boston.