• State Looking to Boost STEM Teachers

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  • The competition involved nine teams from Indiana and Illinois.

    'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

    Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says this week's first "Next Launch" business idea competition is the first step of what he hopes will ultimately become a national program. High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois competed for more than $17,000 in prizes. The top prizes went to teams developing technology for artificial intelligence, arthritis therapy and using sound to extinguish fires.

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    GE Looks to 'Balance The Equation' For Women

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which has three manufacturing sites throughout the state, is launching an effort designed to get more women into its tech-driven work force. Balance the Equation is looking to attract 20,000 women into STEM fields by 2020 and boosting its representation of women and men in entry-level programs to a 50:50 ratio. Other facets of Balance the Equation include...

  • McCormick was a lifelong resident of Knox County.

    Vincennes Mourns McCormick

    Longtime businessman and Vincennes University board member C. James McCormick has passed away. Vincennes President Chuck Johnson says McCormick's time on the board marked "remarkable years of progress, thanks in part to his visionary leadership and generous philanthropy." Service to Vincennes ran in McCormick's family. McCormick served on the Vincennes board from 1990-1999 and 2007-2017.

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    ISU Names College of Education Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Janet Buckenmeyer as dean of the Bayh College of Education. Buckenmeyer, who currently serves as dean of the college of education at Armstrong State University in Georgia, will begin her new role July 31.

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    Notre Dame to Host Job Fairs

    The University of Notre Dame is looking to fill more than 100 regular part-time and full-time positions. The university is hosting a series of job fairs, beginning Wednesday, to fill the jobs it says have been created by campus growth and existing vacancies. 

  • (Image courtesy of Lilly Endowment Inc.) Organizations supported in 2016 by Lilly Endowment include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, which was founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.

    Lilly Endowment: Grant Awards Rise, Assets Dip in 2016

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has released its annual report. The foundation says it awarded grants totaling $452.8 million in 2016, compared to $435.5 million in 2015. Lilly Endowment's total assets from year-to-year dipped to $10.3 billion last year from $11.8 billion in 2015. The report shows 46 percent of grants received were for community development, 33 percent were for religious organizations and 21 percent went to educational initiatives.

  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. The school also says legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are from the manufacturing, health care and natural gas industries.

  • Akanocure is also researching technology that could synthesize and develop anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs derived from natural sources.

    Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

    The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

  • Sherard Clinkscales is ISU's director of athletics.

    ISU Looks to Elevate Athletics With New Campaign

    Indiana State University has launched its first-ever athletics-only fundraising campaign. Elevate - The Campaign For Sycamore Athletics, which is looking to raise $600,000, will focus on primary areas "targeted for implementation or improvement." They include...

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    Purdue Polytechnic Preps For Launch

    With just a few months before classes begin for the first time, the head of Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis says the model is poised for expansion. Scott Bess says he envisions two additional schools in Marion County and a total of six-to-nine locations throughout the state. He was joined on Inside INdiana Business Television by Fairbanks Foundation CEO Claire Fiddian-Green, who discussed the organization's recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

  • The tuition and fee recommendations will now go to the Executive Committee for a May 31 public hearing, followed by a vote for final approval.

    Purdue Trustees Endorse Tuition Freeze

    Purdue University's board of trustees has endorsed another two-year tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus, which would result in a total of six years with no change in base tuition. The board has also approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for employees on the main campus.

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    Franklin College Science Center to Serve 'Future of Industry'

    Franklin College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on what President Tom Minar says will be a "cultural magnet" for students from STEM fields and beyond. The $17 million project involves gutting the current, 90-year-old Barnes Hall and nearly doubling the space with an addition that will create the Franklin College Science Center. Minar says graduates and interns from Franklin science programs will serve Hoosier businesses of all sizes.

  • (L to R) Justin Watson and Michael Griffin (photos courtesy Holy Cross College)

    Provost, VP Appointed For Holy Cross

    Holy Cross College has selected Justin Watson as provost in addition to his current role as chief academic officer. The college has also appointed Michael Griffin, currently a tenured professor of theology, as senior vice president. 

  • Rose-Hulman Names Dean of Faculty

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Russell Warley dean of faculty and professor of chemical engineering. Warley, who currently serves as interim director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Eric, the Behrend College, will begin his new role in July. 

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    Japanese Government to Recognize Mitch Daniels

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels Thursday will receive one of the highest honors from the government of Japan. During a ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., Daniels will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for "significant contributions to the strengthening of economic relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States."

  • Ivy Tech has awarded more than 225 associate degrees through reverse transfer to date.

    Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Ink Reverse Transfer Agreement

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College have launched a statewide reverse transfer agreement. It is designed for students who have transferred to Indiana Tech before completing an associate degree at Ivy Tech. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 15 credit hours from Ivy Tech and be currently enrolled as an Indiana Tech undergraduate.

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University.) Mark Kelley has three decades of experience as a cancer researcher.

    IU Research Targets Chemo Side Effects

    A $2.9 million National Cancer Institute grant will support Indiana University School of Medicine research into some of the negative side effects of chemotherapy. Pediatric Oncology Professor Mark Kelley was awarded the funding to investigate chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, which currently has no effective treatment or prevention. Previous efforts by Kelley and colleagues have shown some promise.

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    McRobbie Leads IU Delegation to Spain, France

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is leading a delegation of university officials on a trip to Spain and France. Among the items on the itinerary is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Madrid Program managed by IU.

  • Pictured left to right: Purdue Motorsports Manager Danny White, IMS President Doug Boles, LHP Engineering Solutions CEO David Glass.

    Autonomous Racing Series Sprouts From Indiana Connection

    An all-electric, autonomous racing division with strong connections to Indiana has been launched at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Purdue University is teaming up with Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions and Bolton University in England to add the division to its existing evGrand Prix program. The series will begin in May of 2018 and include vehicles controlled remotely, blending the disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering with information technology.

  • Gilliam says Anderson Now offers mentoring and networking opportunities.

    'Anderson Now' Paying Off For Small Business

    One of the first recipients of funding from an Anderson initiative aiming to attract entrepreneurs says the program seems "too good to be true." Anderson Now offers school loan repayment for graduates of Indiana colleges who start or relocate a business to the city. PlainSong Music Services provides music therapy and adaptive lessons for people with special needs.

  • ISU Board OKs Several Key Actions

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has approved three majors and multiple other development on the Terre Haute campus. The new academic programs are physics, intelligence analysis and cyber security studies. Financing for the fourth and final stage of renovations to the Sycamore Towers complex was also approved.

  • The Military Family Research Institute is located on the campus of Purdue University.

    Military Family Research Institute Scores $4.8M Grant

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $4.8 million grant to the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. MFRI Executive Director Shelly MacDermid Wadsworth says the grant "presents an exciting opportunity" to build the institute's future.

  • Ball State's computer science program is located in the Robert Bell Building on the Muncie campus.

    Computer Scientist: Tech Still Vulnerable to 'WannaCry'

    A computer science instructor at Ball State University says Hoosier businesses and individuals are "not out of the woods yet" when it comes to potential future threats from the WannaCry ransomware attacks that have swept the world. Vinayak Tanksale urges computer users, especially with Microsoft Windows, to update their software immediately to help "nip this in the bud." He says medical facilities are particularly vulnerable because...

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