Purdue University has a grand mission in Southern Indiana. As director of Purdue's College of Technology at New Albany, Andrew Takami recognizes his challenge and welcomes turning on many more to being in some sense a Boilermaker.
Purdue College of Technology South Bend now offers a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology (MET).
Purdue is the only public institution in the Michiana area offering this degree. Many local companies wrote letters of support to offer the degree in South Bend because of the demand for graduates in the community. More than 80 percent of Purdue's South Bend graduates remain in the area working for local companies.