Alumni Relations

ETCS Alumni



The College of Engineering, Technology, & Computer Science (ETCS) serves as a valuable educational and research partner for northeast Indiana. We:

Provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for a variety of careers in engineering, engineering technology, computer science and related disciplines, and leadership;

Serve the needs of the region and strive to achieve national recognition through excellence in teaching and learning, innovation and research, community engagement, economic development, and service.


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Give Back

Are you interested in giving back to the College of Engineering Technology and Computer Science? Consider giving to one of the following funds or scholarships:

  • Computer Science Gift Fund
  • Computer Science Scholarship
  • Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering Gift Fund
  • ECE Technology Gift Fund, Engineering Scholarship
  • Electrical Engineering Technology Scholarships
  • First Lego League
  • IPFW Foundation Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Engineering Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Engineering Technology, and Computer Science Discretionary Fund
  • IPFW Foundation Manuacturing Technology Discretionary Fund 
  • IPFW Foundation Organizational Leadership and Supervision Discretionary Fund

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Sci-TEC Academy
The Sci-TEC Academy is a career and leadership network for 8th - 12th grade students. Any youth who has participated in an IPFW STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program or has an interest in ETCS (engineering, technology, and computer science) careers is invited to apply during the August-September application time period. The exact time period will be announced on this Outreach home page. The Sci-TEC Academy

  • Provides an opportunity for pre-college youth to engage in STEM related Academy activities presented by faculty during the school year.
  • Offers a peer network to meet pre-college students from a variety of schools with similar interests.
  • Shares valuable information about ETCS degrees, career paths, and northeast Indiana opportunities for scholarships, internships, and co-operative education while meeting IPFW faculty, students, and Sci-TEC industry partners.


Engineers Week Bridge Building Contest
High School students design and build bridges using popsicle sticks. The bridges are then tested to see who has the strongest bridge.


FIRST Lego League
Robotic teams of 9-14 year olds explore a yearly theme and the creative construction of a robot during their participation in this 8-10 week team project. They use LEGO Mindstorms to construct their robot and then test their skills on achieving a variety of robot "missions" using a special competition "field" made of LEGO models. The teams also engage in developing a project idea that involves research, creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving. They also practice the FIRST LEGO League Core Values. Teams are invited to attend qualifying tournaments in November and may advance to one of the two Indiana Championship Tournaments as a result of their competing in an exciting sports-like tournament.

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Indiana Regional Future City Competition

Middle School teams become visionaries as they imagine the perfect futuristic city. They collaborate with peers using SimCity as a tool for city planning and then design, construct, and display a city model displaying their vision. This is a cross-disciplinary STEM project which emphasizes project management and the role of engineers. For the competition, teams will create a computer-designed city and submit their goals/accomplishments on the design. They submit an essay on the annual theme, build a city scale model with a moving part out of recycled materials, and present their designs to judges. Many teams win awards and the Regional Winners advance to Washington, D.C. for the Future City National Finals.

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NE Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair
IPFW hosts 4th-12th grade students from an eight county area to showcase their research projects. Students from grades 4-12 may advance to the Hoosier State Science & Engineering Fair (HSEF); grades 9-12 may advance from the HSEF to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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Summer Explorations

Summer Explorations expose students to a variety of different career/interest areas. There are four different exploration areas: Computer Science, Math & Science, Engineering, and Physics.


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499

Telephone Number: 260-481-0146
Fax Number: 260-481-5734