Technology Day showcases student achievements
The College of Technology at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently hosted its 14th annual Technology Day, marking a celebration of scholarly accomplishments for the college’s students. Many featured poster presentations of their capstone projects or co-curricular achievements in the main concourse of the Student Union & Library Building.
“We have seven active student organizations this academic year,” said Niaz Latif, dean of the College of Technology. “These clubs have been very active in national collegiate competitions, fundraising, and campus and community outreach activities. They have engaged with members of industry as guest speakers for club meetings and have visited our industry partner sites. Our students put in many hours preparing for collegiate competitions and are also involved in community engagement. They make us very proud!”
The day also helped highlight the college’s impact on Northwest Indiana through its alumni working in the region and key partnerships with industry leaders. More than 40 College of Technology advisory board members attended a luncheon with College of Technology faculty and staff, other PNW administrators and PNW students.
Our students put in many hours preparing for collegiate competitions and are also involved in community engagement. They make us very proud!
“The College of Technology has been nimble and responded to industry needs through developing programs at all levels, including micro-credentialing in various areas, the recently implemented bachelor of science in Cybersecurity and doctor of Technology. We have also implemented the OLS Pathway Program for trade professionals, which has been very successful.”
Robert Johnson III, president and CEO of Merrillville-based Cimcor, Inc., served as the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Johnson, a longtime technologist, entrepreneur, developer and inventor, presented on the importance of investing in and researching cybersecurity to meet contemporary challenges of digital security and efficiency.
Johnson earned his associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from PNW. He will be honored this spring as one of the inductees into PNW’s Alumni Hall of Fame.