University News – May 9

Register for Purdue Polytechnic camp

Purdue Polytechnic is hosting four summer camps this summer for students entering Grades 3 through 12 in the areas of computer animation, game development, Lego robotics and engineering and technology.

Girls in Engineering and Technology, for girls ages 13 to 17, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 to June 3 and will focus on CAD design, PLC programming and electronics. Girls interested in engineering are encouraged to enroll. Cost is $60.

Computer Animation is for incoming sixth- through eighth-graders interested in computer animation, and is 9 a.m. to noon June 6 through 9. Campers will learn computer animation and create movies, games and more using Alice software. Cost is $60.

Game Development, for incoming and current high school students, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 through 10. Campers will learn to create their own video game using Unity and Autodesk Maya software. Cost is $75.

Lego Robotics runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 27 through July 1, and is for elementary and middle school students. Campers will explore STEM fundamentals by building and programming robots through LEGOTM robotics. Cost is $60.

Registration for the four camps ends May 15. All camps will be at the Purdue Polytechnic’s Columbus campus, 4444 Kelly St. Registration fees include a camp T-shirt, prizes and snacks. Information and registration: purdue.edu/columbus.

Local IUPUC students honored at event

Eighteen IUPUC students from Bartholomew County and five from Jennings County were among a total of 45 students, staff and faculty honored for academic achievement or excellent teaching and service during the annual Honors Convocation in the Columbus Learning Center.

After commencement, the convocation is the most important ceremony of academic accomplishment of the year, said interim Vice Chancellor and Dean Lawrence Richards.

Students honored (with hometown and name of award listed) were:

•Jorge Garcia Alvarez, Columbus, Centra Foundation Outstanding Student in Finance and Undergraduate Service Leadership Award

•Jessica Caldwell, Columbus, Jack P. Young Chemistry Award

•Elizabeth “Libby” Carlile, Columbus, Faurecia Outstanding Student in Management

•Sarah Garnett, Columbus, IUPUC Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Future Educator

•Catherine Hanson, Columbus, Distinguished Teaching & Learning in English Language Learner Education

•Aaron Heagle, Columbus, Outstanding Student in Calculus

•Swarooparani Hurli, Columbus, 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Emily Pedigo, Columbus, Outstanding Student in Sociology and 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Sabrina Schipper, Columbus, 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Courtney Seiwert, Columbus, Chancellor’s Scholar

•Megan Taylor, Columbus, Promising Future Psychologist and 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Yibing Wang, Columbus, 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Lorenda “Rin” Weddle, Columbus, Outstanding Graduate Award

•Michaela Wischmeier, Columbus, Outstanding Student in English

•Bradley York, Columbus, Columbus Regional Health Outstanding Student in Nursing

•Ashley Dieter, Elizabethtown, 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

•Mikala Greenlee, Hope, Division of Business Foundation Outstanding Student in Business

•Rachel Moore, Hope, First-Year Seminar Award

•David Cool, North Vernon, 2015-16 Grant Award Winners

•Shelby Gerth, North Vernon, Distinguished Teaching & Learning in Special Education

•Makaili Shoultz, North Vernon, 2015-16 Grant Award Winners

•Molly Moore, Butlerville, Distinguished Teaching & Learning in Special Education

•Mindy Talkington, Scipio, 2015-16 Grant Award Winner

Students participate in creativity symposium

University of Findlay (Ohio) students Luke Hampton and Joni Montgomery, both of Columbus, were among nearly 600 students at the school to recently participate in the annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity.

Undergraduate and graduate students were given the opportunity to share their research, creativity and professional learning experiences with the university and community. Many students received honors during the symposium’s awards ceremony.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5645.