• Private School Shatters Fundraising Goal, Opts to Raise Bar

    The chief executive officer of an Indianapolis urban-based private school network says an overachieving fundraising campaign will move growth plans to an "all together different trajectory." Andrew Hart says, with the help of an additional $2 million in donations The Oaks Academy is now seeking, it wants to add teachers, develop new infrastructure and make facility improvements to boost its potential enrollment from the current 815 to more than 1,200. 

  • ISU Outgoing President

    17 years as a university president on 2 campuses, ISU President Dan Bradley is retiring. He shares some big accomplishments under his leadership in Terre Haute and looks to the future.

  • Financial Literacy Initiative for HS

    Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has launched a statewide education program for high school students. She joins us in (i) on Education to talk about financial literacy for the future.

  • Tech Leaders Talk At Hour of Code

    Governor Eric Holcomb sat alongside students learning coding at the statehouse today for Hour of Code, one of the single largest global education initiatives of its kind. Inside INdiana Business talks to Infosys Foundation USA Chairperson and President Kaustav Mitra and Nextech President Karen Jung about the importance of the event.

  • Infosys Targets Tech Teaching Gap

    Infosys Foundation USA used today's Hour of Code events to announce a program designed to address what its chairperson calls "one of the biggest gaps" in education. Kaustav Mitra says the Pathfinders Summer Institute will bring hundreds of K-12 teachers from throughout the United States to Indiana University in Bloomington for computer science training. 

  • IU Raising the Bar

    Donors to the Indiana University Foundation’s ambitious fundraising campaign have been so generous, the goal has been raised. 

  • Pictured: Bill Stanczykiewicz, director of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly F

    Stanczykiewicz: Giving Tuesday 'Spans The Generations'

    The director of The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis says if the upward trend continues, Giving Tuesday could net charities and nonprofits throughout the nation $200 million. Bill Stanczykiewicz calls the campaign, which was started six years ago, "a significant net positive to charitable giving" and engages new donors worldwide at a time of year when philanthropic giving is traditionally high.

  • New Graduation Rate Report

    Indiana’s high school graduation rates are on the rise, but they could certainly be better. In our (i) on Education report, the results of a new report on what Hoosier teens need for success in high school.

  • Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants

    Purdue University is launching another affordability effort. The Boiler Affordability Grant is designed to cover expenses not taken care of after Indiana resident undergraduates have pursued need-based financial aide. It will fund tuition, fees and book costs using a pool of existing university resources, donations and through Purdue savings efforts. 

  • Inside Crossroads Education LLC

    Kevin Michael Berkopes, a mathematician in the School of Science at IUPUI, has launched an education and logistics tech company called Crossroads Education LLC. The startup creates innovative, collaborative learning spaces and the tech that drives and supports them. The company’s model constructs education around multiple access points, including a differentiation between students’ first access and second access to content.

  • Krannert Program Turning 50

    Fifty years ago, Purdue’s Krannert School of Management launched one of the first business programs of its kind in the country to help recruit minority students. Dean David Hummels talks about the success of the Business Opportunity Program.

  • Marian Receives Big Gift

    Marian University has pushed past the half-way point of its $150 million capital campaign thanks to a gift from Hoosier speaker manufacturer Klipsch. The University says the donation will go towards building one of the best teacher colleges in the country.

  • Indy Poised For Grow With Google

    A first-of-its-kind event from one of the biggest names in tech will kick off Friday in Indianapolis. Grow With Google, a free event that runs through Saturday, is billed as an opportunity for anyone from job seekers to students to entrepreneurs to improve their digital skills. The Indiana State Museum will host more than 20 workshops and 100 coaching sessions over two days.

  • Mearns Wants Ball State 'More Visible And Vocal'

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns says the school's new branding campaign comes at a time that "we've been a little quiet." He says the "We Fly" theme, developed through research and focus group sessions over several months, He says the campaign is targeting prospective students, current students and alumni who have only been "modestly" engaged in the past. Mearns took office in May.

  • Butler Business Consulting Group Marks 10 Years

    Butler University’s Business Consulting Group is marking its 10th anniversary with some major clients in tow. The executive director of the program shares how it’s generated $10 million in revenue with nearly 100 client connections.

  • New Partnership Fueling Belden Workforce Training Program

    Ivy Tech Foundation Richmond and network infrastructure platform Belden Inc. have joined forces to create a training program. The Belden Workforce Training Program will train high school juniors and seniors, in preparation for paid internships at Belden, even a career after graduation.

  • Purdue's Degree in Three Kicks-Off

    Purdue University has kicked off its new “Degree in 3” program as an option for most of the school’s liberal arts students. Details on how it’s designed, and why President Mitch Daniels thinks it’s a good idea.

  • EducationSuperHighway Rolling into Classrooms

    Indiana is on track to equip every Hoosier classroom with high-speed Internet. State officials are partnering with national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway on a plan that aims to connect nearly 40,000 students who are off the grid.

  • Partnership Seeks 'Vital' School Broadband

    Indiana has launched a partnership with a national nonprofit aimed at bringing high-speed internet to every classroom in the state. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says nearly 40,000 students are not connected, which is "not acceptable in this day and age." She says EducationSuperHighway will work with the Indiana Department of Education and local schools to determine how to increase digital access and capacity with available state and federal funds.

  • Washington TWP Schools Groundbreakings

    The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Marion County just broke ground on two new elementary schools as part of a $185 million capital project, money approved in a township referendum last fall.

  • Apprentice School Aims to 'Supercharge' Tech Talent

    A new school in Indianapolis is focusing on apprenticeship as a way to skill-up the next generation the tech work force. Kenzie Academy, which is located at the Speakeasy Downtown, provides training with an emphasis on networking and job experience through paid projects as a consultant for employers. 

  • IWU's New Chancellor

    Indiana Wesleyan University is marking some important milestones this year, including its first-ever international graduation in South America. We visit with a new school leader.

  • Bedel: 'The Road To Mars Goes Through Indiana'

    Representatives from the state joined members from the NASA Space Launch System (SLS), Orion and Ground Systems programs to celebrate Indiana's aerospace and defense industry.

    Executive Director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council Ryan Metzing says there are more than a dozen small to medium-sized companies located in Indiana that are playing a significant role in America’s future in deep space.

  • Cutting-Edge Auto Tech Center Moving Forward

    The automotive industry has long been the engine of Indiana’s economy. We have some exclusive details on Ivy Tech’s plans for a sophisticated automotive technology center.

  • ISTEP+ Scores Perspective

    IPS has been working for years to find ways to improve test scores and graduation rates. When the most recent ISTEP results were released, one particular group of IPS schools showed improvement, those known as Innovation Schools.

  • 'Sports Legends' to Be Immortalized

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has announced who will be honored in a series of 16 bronze statues to be part of the $35 million Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience. They include modern stars, such as the Pacers' Reggie Miller and the Fever's Tamika Catchings, as well as big names from Indiana's past such as NBA Hall of Famer Bobby "Slick" Leonard and members of the Indianapolis Clowns Negro American League baseball team. 

  • Hope Academy Adopts VR Curriculum

    From travelling the solar system to operating the newest combine, virtual reality may be the next best thing to being there. Hope Academy in Indianapolis has incorporated VictoryVR into its curriculum. 

  • Tech Event Brings 'Eureka!' Moments to Students

    Days after astronaut Mae Jemison told the Indy Women in Tech Summit that young students need hands-on STEM education, around 1,000 fifth and sixth graders are getting that opportunity this week as part of The Eureka! Exchange at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

  • One Southern Indiana Adds Director of Talent

    One Southern Indiana hired a new director of talent earlier this year to focus on growing the Hoosier work force. Paul Holba shares what he hopes to accomplish, and why talent is such a big issue in the six counties that make up the Region Ten Workforce Council.

  • Anderson Center Opens 'World of Opportunity'

    Anderson leaders say the growing Purdue Polytechnic Institute continues to pay dividends. Officials have cut the ribbon on the new $15 million Flagship East facility, which Mayor Tom Broderick says keeps the city "at the forefront of innovation."

  • Career Exploration Pilot Launches In 16 Middle Schools

    A new pilot program aimed at engaging eighth grade students in career readiness and job exploration has been launched in 16 Indiana middle schools.

  • State Debuts Initiative Targeting Skills Gap

    The newest cabinet member of the Eric Holcomb administration spent her first day with the governor in Clay County helping to launch an initiative focused on linking Hoosiers to higher-paying and higher-demand jobs. Former La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, who now serves as secretary of career connections and talent, says the Next Level Jobs initiative includes "two more tools in our toolbox" to help Hoosiers be successful in their careers.

  • Ignite Your Superpower

    More than 600 middle school students, all of them girls, will take part in an event next weekend with the intriguing title “Ignite Your Superpower!” It’s designed to get students excited about potential careers in STEM.

  • Program Promoting Tech in Ag

    Indiana organizers and participants in the National Football League and American Dairy Association's "Fuel Up to Play 60" program say the benefits go beyond health. Abby Evans, a student who helped bring the program to Brownsburg High School, says a trip to a dairy farm as part of a national student summit opened her eyes to new options for a career in ag.

  • South Bend Coding School Expanding

    The demand for qualified coders in Indiana and around the country is exceeding the supply, and a code school in northern Indiana is working hard to get teenagers to help fill that gap. The South Bend Code School, started two years ago, but is already expanding.

  • Franklin College Investing in Science

    Construction is underway on Franklin College’s new $17 million science center. President Tom Minar says the facility will be a "cultural magnet" for students in STEM fields and beyond and help the next generation of Indiana’s life sciences workforce.

  • Dual Credit Trend

    More Indiana students are receiving college credit, while still in high school than ever before. A 2015 study from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education shows 55 percent of high school students earned dual credits. Chris Lowery of Ivy Tech discusses this trend and impact.

  • Conexus Indiana Launches INvets

    Conexus Indiana has developed a first-of-its-kind program designed to connect Hoosier companies directly to veterans as they exit the military. INvets aims to help companies close the skills gap and provide vets with high-demand career opportunities.

  • Cargo Services Fosters Student Graduation

    Global logistics firm Cargo Services is working to change outcomes for Indiana foster students. CFO and Co-founder Steve Fugate discusses the company’s involvement in a foster student graduation open house and book donation program.

  • Lilly, Purdue Partner on Life Sciences Research

    Eli Lilly and Co. and Purdue University are forming a strategic life sciences research collaboration. Lilly will provide up to $52 million to fund research over five years, marking Purdue's largest strategic collaboration with a single company.

  • Event Looks to Help Avoid 'Crippling' Loans

    Federal student loan interest rates are set to increase next week, and an Indiana nonprofit is looking to help students navigate the loan process. InvestEd Chief Executive Officer Joe Wood says rates for undergraduates will increase from 3.76 percent to 4.45 percent, resulting in average payments of about $10 more per month, or $1,100 over the life of a loan.

  • Ivy Tech Unveils Organizational Transition

    Ivy Tech is undergoing a major statewide makeover. The college will no longer operate on a regional basis, but instead as 19 self-sustaining campuses, each with their own chancellors. Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann and COO Andy Bowne weigh-in on the new structure. 

  • Nextech's New Initiatives

    Cutting edge opportunities for teachers to get out of the classroom and into the workplace to sharpen their computer science skills.  Details on Nextech’s Educator Externship Program and other teacher-focused initiatives.

  • Ball State's New President

    Geoffrey Mearns has been in his new role as president of Ball State University since May, and has big plans for the Muncie school. In our (i) on Education segment, he talks about his strategic plans with a focus on economic development and cultural vitality. 

  • Purdue, WestGate, Crane Joining Forces

    Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation are joining forces with WestGate Authority and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division on R&D and technology commercialization efforts throughout Indiana and beyond. As part of the agreement, Purdue will provide programming, intellectual property support and entrepreneurial services for WestGate tenants. The school says it is also exploring partnership opportunities with Indiana University at WestGate.

  • Vision 2025 Report Card

    The Indiana Chamber has released its Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card showing some troubling trends when it comes to education and workforce. We take a closer look at the issues with Chamber CEO Kevin Brinegar and WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber.

  • 21st Century Charter School in Gary

    An Indiana student is getting national attention now for an academic feat. How 18-year-old Raven Osborne scored two diplomas at the same time, and the 21st Century Charter High School in Gary that’s been behind her all the way.

  • The Next Launch Pitch

    High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois showcased their innovative ideas as they competed for a $10,000 grand prize in the Next Launch Pitch competition.

  • 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.

  • Purdue Polytechnic HS Update

    A STEM-focused charter high school in Indianapolis is on track to welcome students this fall. And now even more Purdue Polytechnic High Schools are in the planning stages thanks to the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

  • Climate Change Group Awarded $55M

    Taking on climate change. IU’s Grand Challenges Program has awarded $55M to the Prepared for Environmental Change project. An acclaimed scientist and director of sustainability at Cummins explain how they plan to develop solutions.

  • Inside IU's Grand Challenges Winner

    The Precision Health Initiative is the winner of IU’s Grand Challenge. In the Business of Health, IU’s VP of Research shares how the initiative could transform health, medical research and education.

  • Marian's Inaugural Med School Graduation

    The first med school to open in Indiana in more than a century is gearing up for its inaugural graduation this weekend. Marian University President Dan Elsener and one of its first doctoral graduates discuss the milestone.

  • Greater Clark Co. Schools Pride Program

    A lack of so-called soft skills can throw a wrench into the hiring process for both a business and potential employee. In (i) on Education, Greater Clark County Schools in southeast Indiana has built a program for soft skills success.

  • Mira Awards: Tech Educator of the Year

    Twenty years ago, an Indiana math teacher added an experimental computer science class into her course lineup. Today that footprint extends to the K-8 system and four levels of instruction at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Julie Alano is this year’s Tech Educator of the Year.

  • Small, Private Businesses Focus of New Center

    Butler University is launching the Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business. The center, supported with $5 million from Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB), will serve as a resource to an economic segment that Butler says employs more than 2.5 million throughout the state. Assistance for the small, private business community will include opportunities for training, education, mentoring and networking.

  • IU School of Informatics' New Dean

    After decades of waiting, a former Mr. Basketball, IU star and Pacers great, George McGinnis, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 

  • Big Data Equals Big Business

    Big data is big business around the globe… on track to do $57 billion just this year. An expert from Ivy Tech weighs-in on the importance of this fast moving industry, and how Indiana can benefit.

  • Hospitality Industry, Project Indy Announce Partnership

    Project Indy, Mayor Joe Hogsett's initiative to find meaningful summer employment for high school students, has added another partner. The Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Indianapolis Kitchen Cabinet has signed on to help youth interested in exploring the hospitality, restaurant and food service industries find summer jobs.

  • IPS Superintendent Talks Issues and Opportunities

    Large urban school districts around the country face challenges when it comes to keeping students in classrooms and graduating them. IPS Superintendent Lewis Ferebee weighs-in on those challenges and thelooming closure of three high schools.

  • Industrial Assessment Center at IUPUI

    Engineering students in IUPUI’s Industrial Assessment Center have recommended more than $11 million in savings to some 80 small to medium sized companies. Franklin manufacturer Electro-Spec has benefited from this initiative.

  • IUPUI Education to Employment Event

    Motivating Indiana college grads to stay and work in the state is the focus of an upcoming event that will bring together experts from a cross-section of those trying to promote career awareness. It’s called E2E or Education to Employment at IUPUI.

  • Grant to Help UIndy Address 'Critical Need'

    The University of Indianapolis says a more than $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help address a shortage of STEM teachers in local high-need high schools. The school says the grant will fund an intensive, one-year program for industry professionals looking to get into teaching. The Teach (STEM) program, which includes a clinical residence and mentorship components, allows graduates to earn Master of Arts in Teaching degrees.

  • Doctors Getting MBA's After MD's

    Doctors from across the country are stepping out of their practices and hospitals to go back to the classroom.  The Kelley School of Business Medicine Physician MBA Program is graduating its third class this August.

  • Indy Tech Startup Growing Again

    Indianapolis-based mobile technology startup ClearScholar is expanding on previously-announced growth plans. The student engagement platform provider says it will grow its operations in downtown Indianapolis and create up to 31 jobs by 2019. 

  • UIndy Lands $5M Engineering Gift

    University of Indianapolis says a $5 million gift to launch the R.B. Annis School of Engineering will help prepare students for STEM-related jobs in the present-day economy as well as the future.

  • Park Tudor Hosting Innovators Institute

    For the third year, Park Tudor School is hosting its Innovators Institute. It’s an opportunity for any Indiana high school student to get a crash course in solving real-world problems, under the mentorship of some of the top business leaders. Students taking part in the program also get a chance to pitch their solutions and win prize money.

  • Ivy Tech, Cook Push for Biotechnology

    Ivy Tech-Bloomington has received funding to increase biotechnology education for four rural high schools in south central Indiana. Cook Pharmica is supporting the effort that offers dual credit biotechnology classes.

  • Unique Collaboration Fueling Purdue Aerospace Building

    Rolls-Royce is the first tenant of the Purdue Technology Center Aerospace building in West Lafayette. The president of the Purdue Research Foundation and a Rolls-Royce executive talk about a unique collaboration with university researchers and how it will work.

  • St. Vincent Begins Work on $13M Training Center

    St. Vincent Health has broken ground on a project it says will benefit current and future health care workers throughout the Midwest. The $13.6 million William Nasser Healthcare Education and Simulation Center will house classrooms and simulation spaces including an operating room, delivery room and intensive care unit. The center honors Nasser, who St. Vincent says is known by many as Indiana's "Father of Cardiology."

  • Hospital Collaboration Fueling IU Med School Project

    One of the key players in the ongoing Indiana University Med School project in Evansville calls it a "one-of-a-kind partnership" that will boost residency opportunities and economic development. IU Assistant Vice President For Strategic Partnerships Kirk White says four southwest Indiana hospitals "working together instead of in competition" will bring better health care to Hoosiers. m

  • Partnerships Fueling Youth Employment Movement

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says growing public and private partnerships are helping a push for youth employment gain steam. Hogsett joined representatives from Indiana Black Expo, the Indianapolis Parks Department and others today to announce a Youth Resource Fair for people ages 16-24. 

  • Passport to Hi-Tech

    Conner Prairie is going high tech again! The 2017 Passport to Hi-Tech will feature hands-on experiments and interactive exhibits designed to get girls excited about careers in STEM. This is a joint effort between Conner Prairie and Women & Hi Tech.  

  • Financial Wellness Program Aims at Students

    Two big names have come together in developing a financial wellness program aimed at helping students make the right decisions. Pete the Planner is teaming up with the Indiana University Office of Financial Literacy to launch MoneySmarts U.

  • Indiana Superintendent Details Priorities

    What’s next for a bill to replace the I-STEP test? The House has approved legislation that would create I-LEARN. New state schools superintendent Jennifer McCormick weighs-in on that and additional priorities for her administration.

  • Rose-Hulman Ventures, IURTC Partnership

    A partnership between the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. and Rose-Hulman Ventures is setting records. In the Business of Health, see how several high-tech prototypes will help health care and the life sciences.

  • IoT Lab to 'Pay Real Dividends' For Students

    Educational institutions and their students will play a big part in the new Indiana IoT Lab-Fishers. Indiana University Vice President For Engagement Bill Stephan says the the facility in the city's certified tech park will give students and faculty the opportunity for collaboration, research and internships. 

  • Anderson U. Addressing Brain Drain with Innovation

    Anderson University has launched a program aimed at attracting innovators and entrepreneurs to the Madison County city, while taking a bite out of the brain drain. Anderson NOW offers to help pay off student loans.

  • RightFit Afterschool Program

    A new after-school program combines food, fitness and mentoring and is helping hundreds of Indianapolis students. A long-time executive from the Indianapolis Indians and an IMPD officer share details about "RightFit."   

  • B-Start Program Announces Demo Day Winner

    Bloomington’s B-Start program announced its Demo Day winners after nine participating teams submitted business plans and delivered a 5-minute presentation on their startup projects. The winner: Tydee, Zachary Burr – Subscription and on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service. 

  • Growing Demand for Tech Talent

    Whether it’s in a hospital, manufacturing or education setting, the demand for IT talent in Indiana continues to grow. Leadership from TechPoint and Ivy Tech discuss the kinds of tech jobs available, and who’s providing the training and skills need to fill the positions

  • EPIC Superintendent Academy

    Butler University has started a program with the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents to help school leaders level-up. It’s called EPIC Superintendent Academy.

  • Pilot Program Pairs Engineering and Arts

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a more than $450K grant to the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI to pilot a program that will marry engineering with artistic design.

  • State of School Choice

    Education issues will be drawing major political attention in 2017, statewide and nationally. We explore the trend of customizable savings accounts for the years before college with an executive from EdChoice.

  • High School 'FailFest' In the Works

    The President of Eleven Fifty Academy says FailFest is expanding its audience. John Qualls says he is working to put together a FailFest for Indiana high school students in 2017. 

  • Purdue Seeks 'Front Door' For Industry

    Purdue University says plans for a $1.2 billion Innovation District on the West Lafayette campus could include the creation of a "front door" to the school to serve as a magnet for private sector investment.

  • Purdue Gains Global Patent Recognition

    Purdue University is getting global recognition. The West Lafayette school is among the top 15 schools in the world for U.S. utility patents granted last year.

  • INvestED Leadership Breaks Down FAFSA

    There have been some important changes when it comes to applying for financial aid for college. Bill Wozniak, director of Marketing for INvestEd and a co-chair of College Goal Sunday, breaks down FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • Mitch Daniels Talks IPFW Decision

    The leaders of Indiana University, Purdue University, IPFW and the Indiana Senate joined together Tuesday to discuss what Purdue President Mitch Daniels calls the right time "for a reset" at IPFW. Inside INdiana Business talked 1-on-1 with President Daniels to get his thoughts on the decision. 

  • Hour of Code Aims to Spark STEM Interest

    Students from throughout the state are participating in events this week designed to "demystify" the world of computer programming. The Hour of Code is connected to 2016 Computer Science Education Week, a grassroots movement that kicks off nationally Monday. The Indianapolis-based TechPoint Foundation For Youth has deployed more than 60 volunteers who are working with over 500 students at Harshman Middle School in the city.

  • Next Generation Hoosier Scholarship

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, which provides up to $7,500 each year of college for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years. 

  • Ivy Tech and DWD Partner on Demand Driven Workforce

    Training and education are critical to meet expected workforce needs of employers all over Indiana. We tee that discussion up with key players from the Department of Workforce Development and Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Change Brewing in Education with New Superintendent

    The election loss of embattled state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz to Republican Jennifer McCormick could change the education landscape in Indiana. Chalkbeat Indiana looks at some of the potential scenarios.

  • The Innovators: Critique Creates Cloud-Based Educational Platform

    The INnovators with Dr. K introduces us to the co-founders of Critique and their unique education platform that involves a cloud-based peer feedback.

  • Vincennes Partners Up on Logistics Training Center

    Vincennes University Logistics and Training Education Center is a fully functioning logistics warehouse in Plainfield focused on hands-on training for students. Carmel-based enVista provides the cutting-edge technology and industry-tested equipment.

  • Indiana's High School Counseling Dilemma

    College is a major investment, yet thousands of Hoosier students are flying blind as they try to make the critical transition from high school to higher Ed. In (i) on Education, we dive into Indiana’s college counseling dilemma.

  • Marian Launches Educators College: 'It's About Talent'

    The state of Indiana is partnering with Marian University on another tool to battle an ongoing teacher shortage. The university has officially launched the Educators College, which Dean Kenith Britt says is "a whole new vision" for Marian's school of education. Dr. Britt talks to Inside INdiana Business about the partnership.

  • Notre Dame's Push For Innovation

    The University of Notre Dame is putting a major effort behind commercialization, innovation and entrepreneurship. A recent two-year study suggests 24 recommendations to transform the university, including the creation of the IDEA Center and Quinn Hall.

  • Homework Hotline Turns 25

    This month, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is marking its 25th anniversary. Today, middle- and high school students from every Indiana county call in for free math and science tutoring.

  • Safe Recruiter Solutions Addressing Skills Gap

    A lack of qualified workers continues to plague Indiana manufacturers, but the CEO of Safe Recruiter Solutions says there’s a better, and less expensive way, to fill those spots.

     

  • Marian Building For Bigger Future

    Marian University will break ground Saturday on a space President Dan Elsener says the school has needed "to build a leader." The $35 million Center for Student Success in Life, Learning and Leadership will include a dining hall, fitness center, learning space and an arena and convocation center. Inside INdiana Business talks to President Elsener about the project.

  • Girl Scouts Open Leadership and Learning Center

    The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana are celebrating a major project that’s been years in the making at Camp Dellwood on the Indianapolis west side. Details on the new Leadership and Learning Center and its potential impact.

  • WGU Touts Graduation Record, Economic Impact

    With the largest-ever graduating class in the books for WGU Indiana, Chancellor Allison Barber says the university continues to be a "brain gain" for the state. More than 1,200 Hoosiers earned degrees over the last year from Indiana's nonprofit, online university. Barber says of the nearly 4,000 that have graduated since WGU Indiana was launched six years ago, 98 percent still live in the state.

  • Pre-K Push Heading into General Assembly Session

    The 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly is just a few weeks away, and proponents of Pre-K for Hoosier children are gearing up. Find out where the effort stands in (i) on Education.

  • Purdue Polytechnic to Spark 'Transformation'

    An abandoned industrial complex on the east side of Indianapolis will be the home of Purdue University's STEM-focused charter school scheduled to open next year. The university has also announced a partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools in hopes of attracting a diverse student body to Purdue Polytechnic High School. Inside INdiana Business discusses the project with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. 

  • New Program 'Catapults' HS Students into Tech Careers

    Indiana employers are working with innovative programs to jump-start students into tech careers. A new program that immerses high school students in those careers is the “Catapult Experience,” from the nonprofit Nextech and its partnering companies.

  • IU Touts Record Year

    Major developments at Indiana University. From attracting nearly $1 billion in research funding to a record number of patents. But what’s next? IU President Michael McRobbie shares his vision. 

  • Ball State Launches New College of Health

    Ball State University just launched a new College of Health. The first dean of the college sits down with Barbara Lewis in the Business of Health.

  • Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard at the tee-off event for the Indy Women in Tech Championship

    Pro Golf Event 'Great Hook' For Tech Connections

    Greg Ballard says a new LPGA event unveiled this week at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Speedway will plug into a "crucial" issue facing one of the state's hottest industries. The former Indianapolis Mayor helped spearhead the drive to land the Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim and says it will offer a national stage for the city's tech sector and spotlight the need for more women in the ranks. 

  • Literacy Labels App Targets Special Needs Learning

    A Purdue startup has developed an educational app to help people with special needs learn new or difficult skills. The company is Experience Design Group LLC and its first product is Literacy Labels.

  • IU East Center For Entrepreneurship Celebrating 10 Years

    A decade ago, Indiana University East opened the doors of its Center for Entrepreneurship under the direction of Tim Scales. A lot has happened at the Richmond school in 10 years , including a television show and the introduction of emerging technologies.

  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana President Dr. Sue Ellsperman.

    Ivy Tech President Dedicated to Helping Displaced ITT Tech Students

    Indiana's higher education leaders say they are working together with the state to provide options to hundreds of displaced students and workers affected by the closure of ITT Tech. IIB caught up with Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellsperman. READ MORE: http://tinyurl.com/hmk9qdx

  • Inside 1st Maker Space

    It can be tough for cash-strapped schools to introduce exciting innovation and creativity. An Indiana entrepreneur has hit on a solution that’s bringing technology up close for kids of all ages. It’s called the 1st Maker Space.

  • Former ITT Tech Employee Learned of School Closing Via Email

    After more than 50 years, Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. has announced it is permanently shutting down. The company says the "overwhelming majority" of more than 8,000 jobs have been eliminated. Inside INdiana Business reporter Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with a former ITT employee to talk about the closure.

  • New Children's Museum Initiative Incorporates STEM Learning Throughout Museum

    The Children’s Museum is establishing the Heritage Group Center for Family Learning in STEM. The new initiative enhances and incorporates STEM learning throughout the museum’s exhibits.

  • Behind 'The Butler Brain Project' Initiative

    Butler University is devoting this school year to “The Butler Brain Project.” The initiative will explore the human brain and how it impacts every dimension of our lives.  

  • Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett at the the official ground breaking of the Sports Legends Experience

    Mayor Hogsett Talks Community Impact of Sports Legends Experience

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience will "transform the community that surrounds it." Work officially began today on the $35 million project, which will offer sports experiences featuring organizations including the Pacers, Colts and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Listen to more of what Mayor Hogsett told Inside INdiana Business about the new addition to the Children's Museum.

  • Food Rescue Program Teaching Social Entrepreneurship

    A program to save perfectly good food from school trash bins has become a driver for teaching students some important business skills. Details on the Food Rescue initiative.

  • 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

    Fourteen businesses state-wide were recognized as the 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’. Newly appointed Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Ian Steff talks about the importance of the event to Governor Mike Pence’s $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship initiative.

  • Conexus Interns Program Addresses Adv. Manufacturing Skills Gap, First Year Results

    Conexus Indiana has wrapped up its first year of the statewide Conexus Interns program. It is the only program in the state designed specifically for high school students to learn and earn in an advanced manufacturing and logistics company.

  • Dr. Kevin Tolliver examines patient at Eskenazi Transitional Care Clinic

    Eskenazi Finding Success with Transitional Care Clinic

    eskenazi finding success with transitional care clinic

    Eskenazi Health opened its Transitional Care Clinic to help bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient care. Dr. Kevin Tolliver discusses the significant impact the clinic has had on patients and rate of readmission.

  • United Way of Central Indiana plans to use grant money to fund Great Families initiative.

    United Way of Central Indiana Lands $7 Million Grant

    The United Way of Central Indiana was one of four recipients nationwide awarded a $7 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund. The money will be matched by UWCI and selected organizations in Central Indiana for a total of over $20 million for the Great Families 2020 initiative. United Way of Central Indiana President and CEO Ann Murtlow and Christie Gillespie, vice-president of Community Impact at UWCI talked to Inside INdiana Business about how the grant will impact families.

  • Former Indiana governor and senator Evan Bayh.

    Former Indiana Governor, Senator On Tech Industry

    Former Indiana governor and senator Evan Bayh talks to Inside INdiana Business during his visit to downtown Indianapolis-based Emarsys. He discusses the growth of the tech industry and what it means for Hoosier jobs.

  • Indiana STEM Program to Help Pilot National Initiative

    “STEM” has become a huge buzzword in education over the past decade, especially now that so many baby boomers in science, technology, engineering and math fields are retiring. Just this month, an Indiana STEM program was selected to help pilot the NATIONAL STEM Ecosystems Initiative.
  • McClelland Scholars

    Jim McClelland led Goodwill Industries and its education initiatives for 41 years, and has now created a new scholarship program to help struggling students reach their educational goals.
  • Need Remains For Women in STEM

    Vertellus Vice President of Global Technology Linda Hicks discusses the increasing importance of STEM education for girls and young women. Hicks also serves as chair of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis.