New challenges create opportunities
November 11, 2011, No Comments

There is a lot of talk these days about the shortage of engineers in this country and the lack of interest in general in ...

What is a technologist?
November 1, 2011, 1 Comment

This is another excerpt from a document I created when I interviewed for the position of Dean of the College of Technolo ...

More teaching…less research?
October 18, 2011, 4 Comments

About a week ago I returned from our fall break and looked through the mail I had received while away from campus.  In ...

Scholarship reception remarks
October 10, 2011, No Comments

I thought I would share the remarks I made at the College of Technology’s Scholarship Reception that was held on Satur ...

Steve Jobs; an innovator we can aspire to
October 6, 2011, No Comments

I was saddened to hear of the death of Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer. Steve had an enormous positive impact ...

Solar Decathlon
October 6, 2011, No Comments

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC for a series of meetings but also to see Purdue’s Sola ...

Purdue’s Common Reading
August 24, 2011, 5 Comments

I just finished reading this year’s common reading selection for Purdue’s incoming first year students. The true sto ...

Good to Great in Social Organizations
August 17, 2011, 2 Comments

As many of you know, I am using the tag line “Good to Great” to describe our efforts to transform the College of Tec ...

The Startup of You
July 20, 2011, No Comments

Thomas Friedman wrote an opinion piece in a recent edition of the New York Times titled, “The Start-up of You̶ ...

Disrupting College
July 12, 2011, No Comments

Melissa Dark, associate dean for research and strategic planning, shared a report titled Disrupting College: How Disrupt ...