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Purdue College of Technology at New Albany
Summer Workshop Series for High School Students


The College of Technology at New Albany is offering a series of one day workshops from June 16 to 24, 2014. Topics include prototyping, electronics, robotics and computer graphics.

Each one-day workshop begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Students will have lunch on their own. All workshops will be held in the Purdue Technology Center of Southeast Indiana, at the southeast corner of the I-265 and Charlestown Road interchange in New Albany.

College of Technology at New Albany
3000 Technology Avenue
New Albany, IN 47150

For questions regarding the workshop agendas, please contact
Richard Kopp (812) 206-8385, OR
Trina Ruby (812) 206-8379,

For registration questions, please e-mail
Conference Registration ( or call (866) 515-0023.

These workshops are open to high school students who are members of 4-H. If you are not a 4-H member, you may join by paying a one-time $15 fee. If you register for multiple workshops, need only to pay for membership with the first registration. Please select non-member for your first registration. For subsequent registrations, please register as a 4-H member.

Required Forms

All registrants must provide signed liability, medical and photo release forms. Please download, fill out and submit the below forms to:

Purdue University
College of Technology - New Albany
3000 Technology Avenue
New Albany, Indiana 47150

To send via fax:
(812) 206-8295


Prototyping A: 3D Printing June 24, 25 or
July 17
This introductory workshop is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the 3D printing technology. First, students will see an overview of prototyping technologies and some of the products that can be produced. Basic concepts of solid modeling, using Google Sketchup 8, are then covered so students can learn fundamental tools to create their own designs. Students will then design and produce their own part using two printing technologies.    
Prototyping B: Design with Lasers June 25, 26 or
July 15
This workshop is intended for students with no prior knowledge of lasers or Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. First, students will see an overview of laser manufacturing technologies. Next, students will learn basic CAD techniques and create their own product. Finally, students will laser cut and assemble their own product to take with them at the end of the day.    
Electronics C: Arduino Tweeter July 16 INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
In this intermediate level networking project, students will learn how to make an Arduino automatically send tweets through Twitter.    
Electronics D: Tank Bot June 19, 26 or
July 17
Create a tank robot chassis that has speed and direction control, as well as collision avoidance. The tank bot is an excellent workshop for students who want a platform to continue to experiment with after the Gadget Lab is complete. Suitable for advanced students who have taken at least one other workshop.