Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
For Antonio Singleton, majoring in computer and information technology in the School of the Engineering & Technology is interesting and a challenge, but mostly it's a means to an end: turning his passion for education into a career as a college professor. The U.S. Army veteran, an Indianapolis native and Tech High School graduate, will graduate in December and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in education at IU's Bloomington campus. His ultimate goal is to teach and help students chase their own higher education dreams.
Antonio, a single father, has already honed his skills with younger students as a mentor for fellow IUPUI students and high school students, the latter through IUPUI's "Project PETE (Pathways to Engineering and Technology Education). When he speaks, Antonio is the voice of experience, not just as a student and mentor but as a researcher who has presented findings to international audiences and who plans to create his own web-based tutorial to help students learn more efficiently through 21st center technology.
He is a two-time winner of the Charles Barker Award and won the 2005 Jessie Lennertz Award (both given annually by E&T's computer and information technology department). Antonio has been an active participant in student life, as well, serving as president of both the E&T Student Council and the Association for Computing and Machinery at IUPUI.