Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has received a $3.5 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. that will allow the school to expand offerings of its AskRose Homework Help program. The institute says the funding will allow it to add more resources to help middle and high school students, including historically underserved students, with their math and science homework.
“AskRose also helps provide Indiana students with an aptitude and interest in math and science, and promotes valuable tools in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education that are necessities for the development of the highly skilled technical workforce required for Indiana’s economic future,” said Rose-Hulman President Robert Coons.
Rose-Hulman says it will hire bilingual students to create dedicated Spanish-speaking tutoring hours.
Rose-Hulman tutors are available Sunday through Thursday evenings during the school year for free tutoring sessions by video, telephone call, email, or chat. The hotline is staffed by undergraduate engineering students who are proficient in math and science.
This grant also will support a new outreach program that equips historically underserved students with additional resources to pursue STEM fields. The school says the RoseSTEM college preparation program is designed to build a pipeline of students for college through partnerships with high schools and Community-Based Organizations.
Below are the selected schools:
- Indianapolis – Center for Leadership Development, Minority Engineering Program, GEO Academies of Indianapolis, and Starfish Initiative
- Northwest Indiana – 21st Century Charter School of Gary
- Terre Haute – South Vigo High School
- Chicago – Noble Charter Schools, Walter Payton Prep and Marian Catholic High School