Grants and Contracts

PUC receives $613,000+ grant in support of mechatronics engineering technology program

Purdue University Calumet’s innovative mechatronics engineering technology program, which prepares students for high-demand jobs in the packaging machinery industry, has received a $613,862 grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant, entitled “Meeting Workforce Needs for Mechatronics Technicians,” is the second the program has received from the National Science Foundation.

“It has been a partnership among three universities and colleges—Purdue Calumet, College of DuPage (IL) and Ivy Tech Community College—and the packaging industry,” Purdue Calumet College of Technology Dean and Grant Principal Investigator Niaz Latif said about the grant. “This award is indeed an endorsement of our faculty expertise by their national peers.

“The project the grant supports will address workforce needs of the packaging machinery industry and other industries that require mechatronics knowledge and skill of its workforce.”

Other information about Purdue Calumet’s mechatronics engineering technology program is available by contacting Academic Advisor Ed Perosky at 219/989-2484; 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2484; or perosky@calumet.purdue.edu.

College of Technology receives nearly $150,000 grant in support of mechatronics program

Purdue University Calumet’s College of Technology has received a nearly $150,000 National Science Foundation grant in support of the School’s new mechatronics engineering technology program.

The award, officially valued at $149,372, will be used to support continued research and development of courses and facilities within the program.

Mechatronics engineering technology combines mechanical design, manufacturing and electrical control within a foundational context of packaging machinery. The program prepares students for such jobs as machine designers, packaging engineers, automation specialists and service technicians in the growing field of high speed packaging.

Other information about Purdue Calumet’s mechatronics engineering technology program is available by contacting Academic Advisor Ed Perosky at 219/989-2484; 800/HI-PURDUE, ext. 2484; or perosky@calumet.purdue.edu.