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Purdue is a vast laboratory for discovery, known not only for technology and engineering programs, but also for imagination innovation.


Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. The university is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math programs, but also for our imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. It’s a place where those who seek an education come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social, or humanitarian impact. Founded in 1869 in West Lafayette, Indiana, the university proudly serves its state as well as the nation and the world. Academically, Purdue’s role as a major research institution is supported by top-ranking disciplines in pharmacy, business, engineering, and agriculture. More than 39,000 students are enrolled here. All 50 states and 130 countries are represented. Add about 950 student organizations and Big Ten Boilermaker athletics, and you get a college atmosphere that’s without rival.

Mira Awards
  • Educational Contribution to Technology - Department/Program/Team - Information Technology at Purdue/Informatics (2011 )
  • Educational Contribution to Technology - Department/Program/Team - Purdue University - Serious Gaming Team: Gary Bertoline, Christoph Hoffman & Beverly Davenport (2008 )
  • Innovation of the Year - Purdue University/QuadraSpec, Inc. BioCD (2006 )
  • Educational Contribution to Technology - Department/Program/Team - Ann Christine Caitlin, Department of Computer Science (2005 )
  • Professional Service Provider - Purdue Research Park (2004 )
  • Educational Contribution to Technology - Individual - Professor Susanne Hambrusch (2004 )
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Five universities partner to combat cybersecurity threats

Five Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions have partnered to help enhance the schools’ cybersecurity. Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced on Wednesday the launch of OmniSO, a sector-based cybersecurity operations center that provides cyber intelligence to its members. Read the full story here.

Indy Tech Fellowship Andy Shi

Hacker and maker: Andy Shi helps build tech ecosystems in Indy Tech Fellowship

The technology bug bit Andy Shi early in life. From Legos and remote-control cars to building and fixing computers, he’s always loved tinkering and building. With the Indy Tech Fellowship, Andy has traveled deep into this passion, exploring the possibilities with some of Indianapolis’ most exciting tech startups. While his interest began while he was

Purdue announces name for new public university: Purdue University Global to serve working adults, online

Purdue University on Thursday (Jan. 11) announced the name of its new online public university for working adults — Purdue University Global. The name was approved by the Executive Committee of the Purdue University Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees of Purdue NewU. Read the full story here.

Universities across Indiana help build and grow the tech ecosystem

While many parts make up our Indy tech ecosystem, universities across the state offer important pieces toward the development of new and innovative tech. Serving as a cradle for many startups, universities provide connections, talent, support and more to students and researchers launching their ideas. Along with helping new businesses begin, universities help inventors and

Kyle Potts believes in the creativity and artistry of programming

Born in Highland, Ind., Kyle found his passion for technology not in a classroom but in a dumpster. When he spotted the old discarded computer, he took the opportunity to learn more about it by attempting to boot it up. Eighth grade Kyle didn’t have the resources to purchase a new operating system for the

Rethink Class: New Ideas for High School Educators

Earlier this month, a star-studded telecast asked the public to rethink the American high school education experience. XQ Institute, which created the event with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, is a nonprofit that believes America’s public high school system needs to be improved to ensure all students are prepared for wherever life takes them, from college to career. Co-founded by a

Under Daniels, Purdue unleashes surge of startups

Purdue University is becoming a powerhouse for producing startups. And that’s exactly what President Mitch Daniels wanted when he arrived in 2013. Before the former Indiana governor took the helm, the public university used its intellectual property to create about eight startups annually. The school has been averaging nearly three times that each year since,

Tylor Garrett

Tylor Garrett is passionate about mobile, learning and Indy

Indy Tech Fellows like Tylor Garrett know that mobile is the future of technology. With a strong focus on Android development, Tylor’s position as a software engineer at Angie’s List is engaging his problem solving skills to a new level. Tylor is an Indianapolis native with family roots in the tech industry. His father’s career

Purdue Foundry Helps University-Bred Startups Find Path to Market

Greg Deason, the Purdue Foundry’s senior vice president and director of innovation and entrepreneurship, has been in the technology transfer business a long time. Before coming to the Foundry, which is the entity tasked with ushering startups spun out of the university’s research and inventions to market, Deason spent 20 years building Purdue’s  five research

Biggest Tech Announcements and Trends of 2016

There’s no doubt that 2016 had its fair share of big news stories, perhaps more than its fair share. The tech community, too, made some big splashes and brought the fast-growing sector to the forefront a number of times. Here are some of the stories that stood out this year. Real Estate Announcing Salesforce Tower

Ian Andrews is drawn to Indy’s culture of change and improvement

The Indy Tech Fellowship is the natural next step after participating in the Xtern program, as Fellow Ian Andrews’ story suggests. Ian’s journey began in his hometown of Houston, Texas, where his enthusiasm for technology bloomed. His initial interest in design and architecture was put aside after he took a class in programming and his

Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund Crosses $1M Mark

The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has reached a milestone. The Purdue Foundation says total funding issued through the program since it launched in 2014 has surpassed the $1 million mark. Nearly four dozen Purdue-affiliated startups have received funding in that timeframe. Read full story here.

Leading Light Awards celebrate achievements of women in technology

The Leading Light Awards were held on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom and celebrated the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math. Since 1999, Women & Hi Tech has existed as an organization of men and women whose goal is to attract, develop, retain, support, and promote women who are

Purdue’s outsized impact on the next generation of tech talent

The global impact of Purdue University graduates on technology and business is undeniable. These captains of industry around the world make headlines on a daily basis, which can make it difficult not to think of Purdue in macro terms. There’s an untold story, however, of the outsized impact Purdue University has on the pipeline of

Hoosier Schools Among ‘World’s Most Innovative’

Two Indiana schools have been ranked among the “World’s Most Innovative Universities,” according to Reuters. The news service used several metrics to determine the rankings, including patent volume, patent success and industry article citation impact. Read full story here.

Dawn or Doom: an invitation from Purdue President Mitch Daniels

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a message from Purdue University President Mitch Daniels inviting TechPoint members and followers and the tech community at large to attend  Dawn or Doom at Purdue on October 3 and 4. The event includes some of the world’s leading futurists and tech thinkers discussing the risks and rewards of the

Purdue Touts Record Enrollment, Graduation Rates

Purdue University says more students than ever are taking classes on the West Lafayette campus while graduation rates have also hit an all-time high. The university has welcomed a record 40,451 students this semester, which is an increase of more than 1,000 from last year. See full story here.

IBJ and TechPoint Honor Top CTOs

Chief technology officers are instrumental in helping companies, not-for-profits and government organizations advance and innovate. IBJ and TechPoint’s second annual CTO of the Year program honors the men and women who develop the technology strategies and systems that power their enterprises, serve their customers and fuel growth. Go to Full Story

After traveling the world, Dennis Ding is at home in Indy

Dennis Ding has had his eye on the Indianapolis tech scene for years. He grew up in Carmel, Ind., and studied agribusiness management at Purdue University, but he wanted to experience more of the world before choosing a place to live and work. Dennis set out to challenge himself, raise the bar and create the

3 ways to skill-up your own tech talents

Accelerate and preserve your tech skills Indiana’s technology industry is growing and transforming into something bigger and better. With technology and tech-enabled businesses in sectors such as healthcare, IT security, manufacturing and marketing constantly looking to hire highly skilled workers to accelerate their growth, even workers already in the industry are looking to “skill-up” their tech

Jim McIntosh said he was gone for good

After Jim McIntosh graduated from the Purdue College of Technology in 1997, he moved west and swore he’d never move back. That didn’t pan out exactly as he had planned. The Director of Product at Indianapolis startup TinderBox (helping salespeople save time and make the sale from end to end) is originally from northern Indiana.