New & Noteworthy Archives

  • Technology Day Showcase May 8, 2014The College of Technology hosted its annual Technology Day on Thursday, April 24 on the Calumet Campus. The following images were taken during the Student Showcase of poster/project presentations. ...
  • CSOL Department Head appointed to National Position April 5, 2014Professor Tony Gregory, Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Department Head, has been appointed as the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Governor/Director for the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS).  In this position, he will represent professional surveyors in Indiana at the national level.  The NSPS Board of Governors/Directors meets every spring and fall.  It ...
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Technology February 18, 2014Chancellor Keon and Provost Gerard have approved the title change of Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies to Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Technology. The position of Associate Dean is in concert with similar positions in the University. Dr. Mohammad Zahraee’s current position will be converted from an Assistant Dean to an Associate ...
  • Outstanding Students Recognized February 12, 2014Each year the Chancellor’s office sponsors an event to publicly recognize a select few students from each academic program on campus. These students are selected by the faculty members in their discipline for their high academic achievement, their contributions to the University and the community, and other outstanding qualities that each demonstrates. We hereby recognize ...
  • Student Research Grants October 14, 2013Fall 2013 Indiana Space Grant for Undergraduate Research Urvashi Gupta & Eesha Sharma, Engineering TechnologyPersonal Article LocatorMentor: J.P Agrawal, Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology Fall 2013 Undergraduate Research Grants Anne Mc Cormack, Construction Science and Organizational LeadershipPervious Concrete Used as An Alternative Material for Manhole CoversMentor: Jose Pena, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Technology Jianwang Xing, Computer Information Technology and GraphicsDevelopment ...
  • Advanced Manufacturing Training October 14, 2013Purdue Calumet receives $2.7+ million grant to provide advanced manufacturing training Purdue University Calumet’s impact on northwest Indiana economic development stands to be further enhanced, thanks to a federal grant of more than $2.7 million the university’s College of Technology has received to provide advanced manufacturing training for at least 300 individuals.  Trade Adjustment Assistance The grant, valued ...
  • Student Competition Success! September 30, 2013 Please join me in congratulating our PUC Engineering Technology students who took Second Place in the 2013 PACK Solutions Challenge at PACK EXPO held in Las Vegas, September 23-25, 2013. Team members, Florin Mustata, MS in Technology; Armando Cabrera, Jr., Electrical Engineering Technology; Thaddeus Wleklinski, Mechanical Engineering Technology; and Aminov Parvizsho, Electrical Engineering Technology, will ...
  • Promoting Student Understanding in STEM disciplines August 6, 2013Dr. Magesh Chandramouli, Assistant Professor, Computer Graphics Technology, will be one of the developers for the TEAMS project. TEAMS is an annual competition where students work collaboratively to solve real-world engineering challenges, applying their math and science skills in practical, creative ways. Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) provides a one-day competition to students ...
  • Gavit Students Visit June 6, 2013Gavit middle schoolers learn about engineering technology at Purdue Calumet Seventh and eighth grade students from Hammond Gavit Middle School recently visited Purdue University Calumet to explore engineering technology and engineering disciplines. Career Opportunities Under the direction of Purdue Calumet Technology Administrator David McLees, students, accompanied by their teacher, Kathryn Remaley, gained insight about technological fields of manufacturing, ...
  • Automation Conference Podcast May 24, 2013Dr. Niaz Latif, Dean of the School of Technology at Purdue University Calumet, was among those who attended The Automation Conference. He talks with Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds about a stimulating presentation by Arnav Anand of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley. Automation Conference Podcast
  • Outstanding Student Leader May 24, 2013A Purdue University Calumet international student from Saudi Arabia received the university’s Student Activities Outstanding Student Leader Award at the recent Campus Life Awards Banquet. Outstanding Student Leader Award recipient Faisal Ali Aljaizani, a graduate student in technology, served the past year as president of the Purdue Calumet chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering Technology Club. ...
  • Graduation Feature – Brianne Slick May 14, 2013Purdue Calumet / Merrillville construction senior focuses on restoring Gary church The prospect of restoring Gary’s once majestic downtown City Methodist Church after nearly four decades of neglect may seem highly unlikely.   On schedule to graduate But if it were to happen, a Purdue University Calumet construction sciences student has done the initial heavy lifting, so to speak, ...
  • Graduation Feature – Igor Manevski May 14, 2013Purdue Calumet student / Crown Point resident is animated about his future Igor Manevski is intrigued by animation. Creating animated movies Hoping to learn how to create animated movies is what attracted him to Purdue University Calumet and its computer graphics technology program some six years ago. After he graduates Sunday (5/19) with a baccalaureate degree, the Crown Point ...
  • Outstanding Students Selected April 3, 2013The following outstanding students from the School of Technology were selected for this year’s recognition at the Chancellor’s Reception for Outstanding Students. Engineering Technology Hamad  Abbadi,  Mechanical Engineering Technology Steven Snyder,  Mechanical Engineering Technology Parvizsho Aminov,  Electrical Engineering Technology Justin Lasecki,  Electrical Engineering Technology Ryan Trgovcich,  Electrical Engineering Technology  Adam Morris,  Mechatronics Engineering Technology Jeffrey  Davis,  Industrial Engineering Technology Computer Information Technology and Graphics Timothy Albrecht,  Computer Information ...
  • Tau Alpha Pi 2013 April 2, 2013Eighteen Purdue University Calumet School of Technology students have accepted invitation into Tau Alpha Pi, the National Engineering Technology honor society.  This is a great scholastic achievement.  If you know someone on this list, please congratulate them.. The society honors invited scholars who have compiled a grade point average of at least 3.3 (4.0 scale), while ...
  • Outstanding Scholastic Achievement March 15, 2013The School of Technology is proud to recognize its undergraduate students who received honors certificates for their outstanding scholastic achievements during the Fall 2012 semester. There were 16 students named to the Dean’s List, 147 students who received Semester Honors, and 102 students who achieved both Dean’s List AND Semester Honors distinction. Congratulations to these ...
  • Going The Extra Mile With A Smile Award February 5, 2013Jody Kidd, Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Technology was one of two recipients of the Going the Extra Mile with a Smile Award for Fall 2012. This award recognizes clerical, service and administrative professional support staff within Academic Affairs who have exhibited exemplary customer service and have gone beyond the expected to provide noteworthy service to ...
  • Technology Faculty part of CIVS Team January 3, 2013Purdue Calumet’s entire CIVS (Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation) team of faculty, staff, administrators and students last week was named co-recipient of the 2012-13 Chanute Prize for Team Innovation, presented annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and The Society of Innovators. CIVS integrates such cutting edge technologies as simulation, visualization and 3D virtual ...
  • New technology master’s degree online November 15, 2012Purdue University Calumet is introducing in January an online master’s degree program designed to prepare graduates for positions of management and other leadership in technology-related professions. Master of Science in Technology The Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Technology Leadership and Management is intended for individuals who seek technical leadership positions in business and ...
  • Student Research Grant Awards October 16, 2012Indiana Space Grant for Undergraduate Research Meshal Alsuwinea, Engineering Technology Increase the condensation Efficiency off an  Air conditioning System Mentor: Gregory Neff, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology  Fall 2012 Undergraduate Research Grants Matt Magurean, Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Measuring The Diffusion Of Oxygen In Concrete By Physical Methods Mentor: Jose Pena, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Technology Kevin Grskovich & Miena Gorgi, Computer Information ...
  • David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship May 29, 2012Following is a link to the Packaging World Magazine website which contains the announcement of the David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship.  This is an educational scholarship established in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine, and is available to PUC Engineering Technology students for 2012-2013. The link also contains a video of the ...
  • New Mechatronics Engineering Technology Laboratory Developed May 14, 2012Purdue University Calumet’s School of Technology introduced a new state-of-the-art laboratory developed as a joint partnership between Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) and Purdue University Calumet. The laboratory includes 5 Automation Simulation rack units utilizing the newest available technology donated by MEAU. These rack units have programmable logic controllers, human machine interfaces and PC-based icon-driven programming ...
  • Purdue Calumet names mechatronics lab after Glenwood, Ill. business owners May 14, 2012Purdue University Calumet has named its campus-based, mechatronics laboratory after a husband and wife team who have influenced and supported the university’s mechatronics engineering technology program. The Nick and Nancy Wilson Mechatronics Engineering Technology Laboratory is named, respectively, after the president of Morrison Container Handling Solutions in Glenwood, Ill. and the company’s director of customer relations. Nick ...
  • Custom Sign Design April 10, 2012The School of Technology will soon dedicate two new Mechatronics Engineering Technology labs. We really wanted to showcase the equipment in the labs so we had glass entrance doors installed instead of the typical solid wood doors. While this did “open up” the labs to students and visitors walking past and does show off the ...
  • 16 PUC students inducted into national engineering technology honor society April 10, 2012Sixteen Purdue University Calumet School of Technology students have been inducted into Tau Alpha Pi national honor society for engineering technology students. The society honors invited scholars who have compiled a grade point average of at least 3.3 (4.0 scale), while encouraging a lifetime of commitment to learning and scholarship. The inductees represent four academic fields of ...
  • Master’s Degree in Modeling, Simulation and Visualization April 5, 2012New degree designed to address complex, 21st century workplace challenges Before committing to a costly investment of an uncertain solution to increase productivity or solve a problem, business and industry may want to seek expertise from graduates of a new and innovative degree program at Purdue Calumet. Those who pursue the new master’s degree in modeling, simulation ...
  • Sponsored Program Award April 3, 2012As part of a larger initiative within the Veteran Administration (VA), PUC Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty will be facilitating Yellow Belt training sessions for VA healthcare professionals during Summer 2012 at various locations within the VA’s VISIN 11. The purpose of this training is to educate and train healthcare professionals at VA hospitals in ...
  • Outstanding Students Selected April 3, 2012The following outstanding students were selected for this year’s recognition at the Chancellor’s Reception for Outstanding Students. The event was be held on Sunday, March 25th from 3:00-5:00 in Alumni Hall and Founders Study. Engineering Technology Joe Tassone, Mechanical Engineering Technology Rachel Hornyak, Industrial Engineering Technology Parvizsho Aminov, Electrical Engineering Technology Jeremy Critchfield, Electrical Engineering Technology Computer Information Technology and Graphics Zhaowei Chen, ...
  • Tuition Incentive for Out-of-State Students April 2, 2012Enrollment Incentive Award Program: Purdue University Calumet offers select out-of-state students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree on our campus at in-state tuition rates for courses in their degree program. Eligibility Criteria Must be a first time Purdue University Calumet student. Must have a minimum of sixty (60) transferable college credits to Purdue University Calumet. Must have ...
  • Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients March 1, 2012We are pleased to announce the recipients of Spring 2012 Undergraduate Research Grants: Please join us in congratulating these students and their mentors. Students Mentors Departments Titles Huizenga, Kyle, Jacobs, Stephen Rick Rickerson School of Technology SAE Mini-Baja Suspension Design Hornyak, Rachael Rick Rickerson School of Technology Inventory Control & Tool Crib Efficiency       Fishback, Trevor, Slevnik, Bobby  Rick Rickerson School of Technology Evaluation of safety cage for off road vehicles Andres, Shaun, Wleklinski ...
  • Grant Awarded February 23, 2012Prof. Keyuan Jiang, Computer Information Technology, received a grant award from ADV Tech Support Services LLC. Prof. Jiang is the primary investigator for the grant titled “Roll Shop Program”.
  • Presentation at MPICT San Francisco Conference February 23, 2012Prof. Chuck Winer presented “Experiential Learning (ExL) the How to Components and Why it Works” at the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPICT) conference in San Francisco. The presentation is available for viewing at the following link:  View Presentation
  • Program Committee Chair of the International Conference on Materials, Energy and Environment (ICMEE) December 27, 2011Dr. Lash Mapa, Professor of Engineering Technology has been appointed as the Program Committee Chair of the International Conference on Materials, Energy and Environment (ICMEE) to be held on May 09-11, 2012, Toledo, Ohio, USA.  This conference will cover a wide range of interdisciplinary and current research topics such as electronic materials, nanomaterials, bio-nanomaterials, zero band-gap materials ...
  • $28,500 sub-grant awarded to Naperville, IL professor December 8, 2011Purdue Calumet Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies Mohammad Zahraee recently received a $28,500 sub-grant from the National Science Foundation-Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE). The sub-grant is part of an $845,975 grant awarded to Sinclair (OH) Community College. Zahraee was invited by Sinclair to be the external evaluator for its grant, based ...
  • Faculty named Certified Six Sigma Black Belt October 26, 2011Purdue Calumet Professor of Industrial Engineering Technology and Glenview, IL resident Lash Mapa has earned an American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ-CSSBB). Six Sigma is an organized methodology that utilizes information and statistical analysis to measure and improve an enterprise’s operational performance, practices and systems. A Back Belt demonstrates team leadership and team ...
  • Undergraduate Research Grants Awarded October 24, 2011Please join us in congratulating the following students and faculty members in the School of Technology who have received the LSAMP and Undergraduate Research Award. Michael Terrell Smith, Computerized System to Sort Garments According to Machine Readable Tags Omer Farook (LSAMP), Faculty Mentor Robert Henderson, PC Based Robot Control Arm. I will control the movement of a robot for industrial ...
  • Grant Awarded October 12, 2011The School of Technology has just received an NSF-ATE sub-award grant for the following project. Here is the information. Sub-awardee (Collaborator):  Purdue University, Project Director: Mohammad A. Zahraee, Amount: $28,500 Primary Awardee: Sinclair Community College  Amount: $845,975 Award number:  NSF DUE 1003048 Project Title:  The High School STEM Teacher Synergistic Institute Duration:  January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013 Please join me in ...
  • PMMI Chairman Nick Wilson Shares Mechatronics Progress with ASEE September 10, 2011PMMI Chairman and Morrison Container Handling Solutions President Nick Wilson joined Professor Niaz Latif of Purdue University Calumet at a recent American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) event to present on the combined efforts of the packaging manufacturing and education communities to develop Mechatronics education. Read Full Story 
  • PUC teaches Gavit Middle School students about engineering & technology careers June 29, 2011Thirty students from Hammond’s Gavit Middle School have a better understanding about career opportunities in engineering and engineering technology following a recent visit to Purdue University Calumet. The visit, titled “Exploring Engineering and Engineering Technology,” was initiated by Purdue Calumet Technology Administrator David McLees. It allowed the students, who had expressed an interest in engineering and engineering technology ...
  • Working Smarter in The Digital Age June 29, 2011Ralph Ocon, Professor, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, was a featured speaker at the “Working Smarter in The Digital Age” community outreach program that Purdue Calumet co-hosted with The Times and Post-Tribune newspapers. He effectively set the table with the presentation, “Hey, I Just Want a Job! Must I Be a Computing Geek to Get One?” The ...
  • Experiential Learning June 22, 2011(From left) Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, Mayor Copeland of East Chicago and Camisha Cast break the ground at the Habitat build site June 7.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EAST CHICAGO | The sun shined brightly on Camisha Cast as she stood among Habitat for Humanity board members and partners Tuesday, June 7. With an expression ...
  • Elected to National Committee May 6, 2011Professor Joy Colwell, Organizational Leadership and Supervision, has been nationally elected to serve a 2-year term as a Secretary/Treasurer of the Executive Committee for Graduate Studies Division under American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She will be installed at the ASEE’s Summer International meeting in June 2011.
  • 15 PUC students inducted into national engineering technology honor society May 2, 2011 Fifteen Purdue University Calumet School of Technology students have been inducted into Tau Alpha Pi national honor society for engineering technology students. The society honors invited scholars who have compiled a grade point average of at least 3.3 (4.0 scale), while encouraging a lifetime of commitment to learning and scholarship. The inductees represent four academic fields of ...
  • 2011-2012 PRF Travel Grants April 16, 2011Please join me in congratulating the following faculty members who have been awarded 2011-2012 PRF Travel Grants for traveling between July 1 and December 31, 2011. The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist tenured or tenure-track faculty members in their scholarly pursuit by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will ...
  • Faculty Promotions April 11, 2011It is official!!! Purdue’s Board of Trustees has approved the promotions for the following faculty members in the School of Technology. Please join me in congratulating our colleagues. Joy Colwell, Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision Keyuan Jiang, Professor of Computer Information Technology Jay Lee, Associate Professor of Construction Management and Engineering Technology Kim Nankivell, Associate Professor of Computer Graphics ...
  • Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients March 16, 2011We are pleased to announce the recipients of Spring 2011 Undergraduate Research Grants: Please join us in congratulating these students and their mentors. Students Mentors Departments Titles Oppenhuis, Andrew José Peña Construction Science & Organizational Leadership Testing The Effect Of Elevated Temperature On Bond Between Steel Reinforcement And Fiber Reinforced Concrete Booth, Chris José Peña Construction Science & Organizational Leadership Mechanical Properties and Durability of High-Performance PROTECRETE Concrete Vacendak, ...
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Award Recipients March 16, 2011The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary undergraduate program designed to substantially increase the quantity and quality of students, especially minority, in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Spring 2011 recipients within the School of Technology are: Jennifer Vacendak, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Project: Self-Guided Robot Vehicle Platform Omer ...
  • Purdue Calumet Team Takes 2nd Place in PMMI Student Design Competition November 4, 2010Students in the School of Technology participated in the Student Design Contest held at PACK Expo in Chicago on November 2nd. The contest challenged packaging students to use Packexpo.com and PACK EXPO International to find a conveying-related packaging line solution. The team from Purdue University Calumet was awarded 2nd Place. The team consisted of Jen Vacendak, ...
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Grant Recipients October 23, 2010The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary undergraduate program designed to substantially increase the quantity and quality of students, especially minority, in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Fall 2010 recipients within the School of Technology are: Dean Koldenhoven, Construction Management and Engineering Technologies Project: Measuring The Diffusion Of ...
  • Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients October 12, 2010We are pleased to announce the recipients of Spring 2011 Undergraduate Research Grants: Please join us in congratulating these students and their mentors. Students Mentors Departments Titles Oppenhuis, Andrew José Peña Construction Science & Organizational Leadership Testing The Effect Of Elevated Temperature On Bond Between Steel Reinforcement And Fiber Reinforced Concrete Booth, Chris José Peña Construction Science & Organizational Leadership Mechanical Properties and Durability of High-Performance PROTECRETE Concrete Vacendak, ...
  • Best and Brightest Alumni and Current SOT Graduate Student/Graduate Teaching Aide October 12, 2010Michael Rakers grew up in St. Louis and attended school at Purdue Calumet where he studied information technology. While in graduate school at Purdue Calumet, also studying technology, Rakers was awarded a graduate assistantship and became an instructor at the school. To continue… http://nwitimes.com/app/inbusiness/?p=5548
  • US Department of Commerce Publication October 7, 2010Dr. Lash Mapa has made a significant contribution to a report from US Department of Commerce (Published September 2010). The report is titled, “ Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative Sector Focus Study Series- Packaging Machinery: Sustainability and Competitiveness”
  • Laboratory Administrator-School of Technology October 7, 2010Rick Rickerson has been appointed as Laboratory Administrator in the School of Technology effective October 1, 2010.  Rick has served as the Mechanical and Manufacturing Lab Specialist for the Engineering Technology Department since 2004.  In his new role, Rick will continue with his current responsibilities and will assume the additional administrative responsibility of the Construction ...
  • OSHA 511 Training a Success September 7, 2010Purdue University Calumet’s CSOL Department – Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) – Safety, Health and Environmental Management major hosted “OSHA 511: Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry” training from August 16 through August 19 in partnership with the Heartland OSHA Education Center at Indiana University. 13 participants representing 11 organizations, ranging from utility company ...
  • Director-Center for Packaging Machinery Industry August 21, 2010In Fall 2009, the University approved the Center for Packaging Machinery Industry (CPMI). This is the first center to be administered by the School of Technology.  Professor Akram Hossain has agreed to assume the role of the Director of the Center, starting this semester, Fall 2010.   VISION To be the premier resource center for the packaging machinery industry through ...
  • Dr. Niaz Latif to serve as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies August 6, 2010Dr. Niaz Latif will serve as the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role, he will provide leadership that is consistent with University’s strategic vision for the following four distinct areas: Graduate Programs, Sponsored Research, Undergraduate Student Research, and oversight of the three federally funded institution level research centers: CIVS, ...
  • PUC receives $613,000+ grant in support of mechatronics engineering technology program July 26, 2010Purdue 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 ...
  • Gifts in Kind for Mechatronics Program July 26, 2010As of today, the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program has received $586,500 (officially recorded) in Gifts-in-kind. Thanks to our faculty and Staff members (Jim Higley, Akram Hossain, Masoud Fathizadeh, Rick Rickerson, Greg Neff, and Mohammad Zahraee) who have worked diligently with our industry partners to secure these Gifts-in-Kind.
  • Roy Evans, Ph.D. Honored for Distinguished Service and Leadership June 24, 2010Roy Evans, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, was recognized for his distinguished service and leadership by The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. Dr. Evans served as a Member of the Board from 2006 and as Chairman of the Board of Governors from 2007 to 2010. His leadership launched a new era within the governance ...
  • “OSHA Training” at Purdue University Calumet this Summer June 18, 2010OSHA 511: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR THE GENERAL INDUSTRY Purdue University Calumet, in partnership with the Heartland OSHA Education Center at Indiana University, will sponsor the OSHA 511: Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry course on August 16 to 19, 2010. This course is designed for individuals interested in developing general industry safety ...
  • Joy Colwell – A 2010 Professional to Watch June 11, 2010Joy Colwell: Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Purdue University Calumet BY LU ANN FRANKLIN Sometimes people know exactly what job they want from a young age. Others start out in one profession and serendipity leads them to another. Both happened in the life and career of Joy Colwell, assistant dean for graduate ...
  • Outstanding Faculty Awards June 8, 2010The emphasis for these awards is placed on outstanding teaching, mentoring or research efforts in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Lash Mapa, Professor, Industrial Engineering Technology Graduate Award 2009-2010 “There is not a day or evening I do not see Professor Mapa quickly pacing the hallways to assist other undergraduate and graduate students with writing grant proposals, working ...
  • Safety student receives $5,250 scholarship & all expense-paid trip to conference June 1, 2010A Purdue University Calumet student and Hammond resident has received a $5,250 scholarship to advance her study of safety. Nicole Hanas, who is double majoring in safety, health and environmental management within the university’s Organizational Leadership and Supervision program, as well as criminal justice, was awarded the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) David Iden Memorial ...
  • Faculty Summer Research Grant Awarded May 11, 2010Jose Pena, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, was awarded a 2010 Faculty Summer Research Grant. He will be researching “Determination of Oxygen Diffusion Coefficient in Concrete Containing Recycled-surface- treated rubber by use of Electrochemical Methods.” This project will measure the amount of oxygen diffusing through concrete as a means to establish corrosion protection methods for reinforcement inside ...
  • Elected to National Position May 7, 2010Dr. Niaz Latif, Professor and Dean, School of Technology and Dean, Graduate School, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Engineering Technology Council (ETC) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). ASEE is the national organization that speaks for engineering technology education and is committed to promoting quality education and creative ...
  • International Travel Grants Awarded April 20, 2010Keyuan Jiang, Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology, and Lash Mapa, Professor of Industrial Engineering Technology, have been awarded 2010 Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) International Travel Grants. These awards will help support faculty as they travel abroad to present their research. They will be participating in the following internationally recognized activities. Keyuan Jiang will be presenting ...
  • PUCCO Student Competition Success March 23, 2010Construction Management and Engineering Technologies students Kimball Cline, Aleksandar Elek, Scott Roberts, Chris Both and John Semko received the 3rd place award at the international competition on “Pervious Concrete Sustainability Report” organized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) on March 21st in Chicago.  Jose Pena, Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, served as faculty mentor for this team ...
  • Professor Anthony Gregory receives Professional Service Award March 19, 2010Anthony Gregory, Professor, Civil Engineering Technology, and Department Head, Construction Science and Organizational Leadership Department, received the 2009 Polaris Award by the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ISPLS) at the society’s annual conference this past January in Indianapolis.  The award is “given annually to that individual who, through personal achievement, dedication to the society and contribution ...
  • Experiential Learning Course Design and Development Award February 12, 2010Dr. Jim Johnson, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership and Supervision,  received the Experiential Learning Course Design and Development award from PUC’s Center for Student Achievement.    
  • Director-Center for Packaging Machinery Industry February 4, 2010In Fall 2009, the University approved the Center for Packaging Machinery Industry (CPMI). This is the first center to be administered by the School of Technology.  Professor James Higley has agreed to assume the role of the Director of the Center, starting this semester.   VISION To be the premier resource center for the packaging machinery industry through a mutually ...
  • Best Engineering Technology Division Session Award December 22, 2009Joy Colwell, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, and Jana Whittington, Associate Professor of Computer Graphics, participated in the “Diversity, Ethics, and Respect in Engineering Education” session at the CIEC conference in February, 2009. The session received the Best Engineering Technology Division (ETD) Session award for the conference. Professors Colwell and Whittington presented a ...
  • Discovery Park Fellowship Awarded December 8, 2009Dr. Jay Lee, Assistant Professor of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership at Purdue University Calumet, has been accepted as a fellow of the Purdue Discovery Park Fellowship Program beginning Spring, 2010. Professor Lee’s research project is Adaptive Stormwater Sewer System Management Model. Professor Lee is working with Professor Ventakesh Merwade, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering ...
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Receives Equipment Donation November 19, 2009Niaz Latif, Purdue University Calumet Dean of School of Technology and fellow administrators visited Shuttleworth, Inc. recently to receive a donation of equipment for the university’s new mechatronics engineering technology laboratory. Shuttleworth, Inc., a leading international conveyor and product handling equipment manufacturer, is providing the laboratory with state of the art Slip-Torque® conveyor technology. The donated ...
  • Purdue Calumet Team Wins PMMI Student Design Competition October 15, 2009Gautam Agarwal, Kenneth Beckett and George Dalka, students in the Mechatronics Engineering Technology program, and Prof. Masoud Fathizadeh and Rick Rickerson as the Team Advisors, participated in the Student Design Contest held at PACK Expo in Las Vegas on October 6th. PMMI U, the educational arm of PACK Expo organizer Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), ...
  • Cisco/Panduit Scholarship Recipients October 6, 2009The Engineering Technology department is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Panduit Excellence Scholarship Program. The awards are part of Panduit Corporation’s focused effort in the Chicago, IL region to provide education support to Cisco Networking Academy students. Dustin Leach Nicole Kirincic Armando Cabrera Each student received a $1,500 scholarship from the Cisco/Panduit partnership.
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Grant Recipients September 29, 2009The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary undergraduate program designed to substantially increase the quantity and quality of students, especially minority, in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The Fall 2009 recipients within the School of Technology are: Juan C. Acevedo, Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology Omer Farook, Faculty ...
  • National Science Foundation Grant Received September 16, 2009Professor Chuck Winer (Co-PI), Acting Head of Computer Information Technology and Graphics (CITG), received the following external grant. Project title:  Advancing the Successful IT Student through Enhanced Computational Thinking (ASSECT) The grant is from NSF Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) under Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) program, in the area of CISE Pathways to Revitalized ...
  • Meeting of ISO TC 223, Societal Security September 3, 2009Paris, France – David Trebisacci of NFPA’s Public Fire Protection Division and Dr. Dean Larson, Lecturer in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, member of the Technical Committee (TC) on Emergency Management and Business Continuity (NFPA 1600®) attended a meeting of ISO TC 223, Societal Security, held in Paris, France on May 25-29. NFPA is the U.S. ...
  • Facial State Recognition Research Project August 20, 2009School of Technology Faculty has received a 1 year research project from VR Sonic Inc. This project, entitled “Facial State Recognition Research Project” is under the direction of Assistant Professor Ge Jin of the Computer Information Technology and Graphics Department. The award is in the amount of $42,000 and will support research and development of ...
  • Dr. Roy Evans earns certification from the Construction Specifications Institute June 15, 2009Dr. Roy Evans has earned a certificate as a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT). This certification is from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). This achievement demonstrates Dr. Evans’ superior knowledge and understanding of the construction process, as well as his personal commitment to professional development.
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Executive Director Announced

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Niaz Latif, Dean of the College of Technology, has agreed to assume additional responsibility as Executive Director of the Purdue Calumet Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC).   Dr. Latif has served as Dean of the College of Technology at Purdue University Calumet since July 1, 2007. […]