College of Technology week 'Hardwired for Success'

February 14, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue College of Technology will kick off its seventh annual Tech Week on Feb. 23 under the theme "Hardwired for Success."

The week begins with the debut appearance of the Association of Electrical Technologists at the regional Rube Goldberg competition. The group of nine technology students will represent the College of Technology in the world-famous competition. 

Tech Week activities last through March 1 and include events such as a panel discussion with honored alumni, a guest lecture and a chance to interact with the college's corporate partners.

"With our alumni awards and corporate partner days, we have a chance to shine a brighter spotlight on the types of careers our students can expect with their degrees," said Steven Lincoln, the College of Technology's interim director of communication. "The public events help educate the community about College of Technology impacts and offerings."

On Feb 26, General Motors officials will speak to students across a variety of areas in technology, showing them what a degree in technology could translate to at the corporation. Rockwell Automation will host a similar event on Feb. 28. Both of these interactions are daylong events in Knoy Hall.

The Feb. 28 Dean's Distinguished Lecture featuring Jonathan Antevy, co-founder of e-Builder.net, will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. in Purdue's Fowler Hall. He will speak on "Going Online to Prosper Offline." His master's thesis turned business, e-Builder.net, is a form of construction management software that opened up new doors for technology usage in the construction industry. Antevy will speak about his experiences in starting his company. 

Technology students graduating this May or August will be honored at the FareWELcome lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom. The college will treat these future alumni to a free hot lunch and a graduation gift.

Fourteen CoT alumni who have made significant achievements in their fields will be honored during Tech Week. Five members of the group will receive the honor as distinguished alumni and will hold a panel discussion at 2 p.m. March 1 at the Purdue Memorial Union Anniversary Drawing Room to answer questions from students and the general public about "Preparing for the Global Workforce."

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855, MorganLStephens@gmail.com

Source: Steven Lincoln, 765-494-9201, slincoln@purdue.edu

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