Purdue Polytechnic, formerly known as the College of Technology, has a unique role amongst the 10 academic colleges at Purdue University. Building on more than 50 proud years, we are transforming higher education for the 21st century and preparing our graduates for the next giant leap.
"This video reminds me of the term commonly used today to describe an important attribute of graduates (as defined by industry): grit. 'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough described how Orville and Wilbur became successful and the first to fly. It is an amazing story of grit, and they soon became legends. We all need to have grit in our character. It is too easy to fall back into our comfort zones or to simply engage in incremental change. If we are to stay true to our vision to be 'Pioneers of Learn-by-Doing and Use-Inspired Research,' then we need to stay focused on our long-term goals. When we succeed, the graduates of our program will also be transformed through their learning experiences and possess the grit necessary to be legends and leaders in the digital age."
- Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic
To read the article in which Dean Bertoline talked about this video, please see https://polytechnic.purdue....
(This is an updated version of a video originally published January 2016.)