A nearly $1 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support an initiative to equip Hoosier teachers with digital technology skills and tools. The support for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology PRISM program provides digital resources and professional development workshops to keep primary and secondary educators up-to-date on changes to STEM standards.

Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell says "Lilly Endowment has been a valuable partner with us in helping provide Indiana students with the communication, collaboration, creativity and computational skills to be our state’s future technology leaders. We appreciate this deep-rooted relationship with Lilly Endowment in helping transform K-12 education to address 21st century needs."

The program involves:

  • new tools and resources on the PRISM website
  • digital materials for five high school math and seven high school science courses
  • internet-based STEM reference sources for K-8 students
  • workshops for school curriculum coordinators and outreach efforts to promote PRISM to teachers and administrators

The PRISM program was launched with support from the Lilly Endowment in 2002.