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Gary Bertoline, Purdue University



Gary Bertoline, Purdue University

Gary Bertoline is senior vice president for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation as well as distinguished professor of Engineering Technology & Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. While serving as dean, he co-founded the Polytechnic Institute and the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center.

The author of multiple textbooks in computer-aided design and engineering design graphics, Gary is principal investigator for an NSF grant in collaboration with the National Academy of Engineering and the American Society of Engineering Education to develop a curriculum framework for an innovative, adaptive and inclusive engineering education model relevant to the 21st century.

Gary is also the visionary leader for the Purdue Polytechnic High Schools located in Indianapolis and South Bend, with more schools planned.

Gary earned his doctorate in Technology Education at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty at the College of Engineering for three years before departing for Purdue University.

Keywords: engineering technology, workforce development, next-generation manufacturing

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Manufacturing Tomorrow is a podcast series brought to you by the Ohio Manufacturing Institute at The Ohio State University. Featuring the perspectives of manufacturing leaders, we focus on the advanced manufacturing innovations, solutions and partnerships that exist in our region now and that will propel industry in the future.

Our guests include the unsung heroes of advanced manufacturing, from company C-suite executives and engineers to industry-facing academics, supportive government agencies and regional economic development organizations. Interviews cover the latest topics on products, processes – and groundbreaking relationships –the best manufacturers engage in to infuse entrepreneurialism in their daily operations.

Our mission is threefold: to provide a voice to small and large manufacturers, educate the public on the value of manufacturing innovation to the U.S. economy, and showcase how Ohio’s technology resource support providers (e.g., higher education, technical centers, and MEPs) boost advanced manufacturing solutions. We ask guest speakers about what catalysts are needed to collaborate on new products and processes, how to reduce academic-industry barriers, and the types of technical resources that can truly bolster manufacturing productivity. 

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