January 17, 2020
Appointments, honors and activities
The College of Engineering has announced the establishment of the John Martinson Engineering Entrepreneurship Center in the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration in the Discovery Park District. The center will provide activities that blend engineering, business and the creation of new companies as well as coordinate other entrepreneur-enabling programs, both on and off campus. Yung-Hsiang Lu, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will serve as the inaugural director. More information can be found here.
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Faculty and staff honors:
“The Influence of Psychological Trauma in Nursing” by Karen Foli, an associate professor in the Purdue School of Nursing, and John Thompson, a staff psychiatrist in Purdue’s Counseling and Psychological Services, was recently won first place in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education/Professional Development category and first place in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing category by the 2019 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards, which are regarded as one of the most important and prestigious designations of excellence in nursing book publishing.
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The U.S. News & World Report rankings of online graduate programs issued Tuesday (Jan. 14) contained four that included Purdue University’s College of Education.
- No. 5 in Best Online Master's in Instructional Media Programs (Education’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program).
- No. 6 in Best Online Master's in Education Programs for Veterans.
- No. 10 in Best Online Master's in Special Education Programs.
- No. 15 in Best Online Master's in Curriculum and Instruction Programs.
All of the rankings are new program concentrations ranked by U.S. News & World Report for this year’s list. The overall ranking for online College of Education programs moved up to No. 28 among the 298 colleges and universities listed. The ranking is a jump from the college’s No. 29 spot last year.
“I am delighted that our outstanding online programs are so highly ranked,” said Nancy Marchand-Martella, the Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of Education. “Our outstanding faculty and instructors deliver the same rigorous curriculum to our online students that our on campus students receive and that’s reflected in this recognition from U.S. News & World Report.”