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Tracy Holdman's elementary school classroom for disabled students is much louder than before, and she couldn't be happier about it. As West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School's disabilities program teacher, four of her students—previously unable to communicate easily—are now "speaking" to her with the help of an iPad app (application) developed by Purdue University students. Called SPEAKall!, the app focuses on helping nonverbal autistic children communicate with a simple touch of their finger.
Research at the undergraduate level is key to generating the highly skilled workforce that will foster the growth of Indiana's technology-driven economy.
Inside INdiana Business, BioCrossroads and Indiana University have launched a new partnership to communicate the growth, success and excitement surrounding Indiana's life sciences industry. We share a belief that this innovative field plays a vital role in the development of the entrepreneurs, innovations and businesses that will allow Indiana to compete in a global economy. Life Sciences INdiana is published by the special projects unit of Grow INdiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent company of the Inside INdiana Business brand of business news products.
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