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Ball State's Digital Marketing Summer Academy

Ball State's Digital Marketing Summer Academy

Ball State University is offering a new unique program this summer for high school students to explore career interests and get a taste of life on a college campus. The Digital Marketing Summer Academy includes courses designed with 21st-century skills in mind, with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and communication. For more information about the academy or to apply online click here.

Inside INnovation: TechServ

Inside INnovation: TechServ

A central Indiana tech company says it is making a difference by providing the health care, higher education and public safety sectors with the data-driven tools needed for success. TechServ Corp. President Sunny Lu Williams explains how the IT solutions management firm is growing its global footprint.

Women & Hi Tech Celebrating 20 Years in Indy

Women & Hi Tech Celebrating 20 Years in Indy

Nonprofit Women & Hi Tech is marking its 20th year in Indianapolis. The organization is celebrating by awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants to women in Indiana studying in the STEM fields. Plus, they are getting ready for the third annual "Ignite Your Superpower" STEM day. 

Decatur Schools Piloting Social Emotional Curriculum

Decatur Schools Piloting Social Emotional Curriculum

The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has added new social emotional learning programs to help students of all ages develop deeper relationships and greater understanding of social and emotional education. The district is integrating two strategies designed to drastically improve school climate as well as student’s mental health, social skills and overall academic achievement.

Mira Awards 2019: Tech Educator of the Year

Mira Awards 2019: Tech Educator of the Year

Ariel Crawley is a dedicated leader, mentor, and advocate for the Ivy Works program at Ivy Tech Community College...it’s a unique partnership with Indy Women in Tech. Learn how this Tech Educator of the Year forges relationships with students and companies and the impact she is having on the tech community.

IWU Launching Online Campaign

IWU Launching Online Campaign

Indiana Wesleyan University has launched a strategic plan aimed at boosting its online profile. Chancellor Matt Lucas and Director of Strategic Program Launch Erin Crisp explain the goal of the plan.

Hobart Team Places Third with RearVue

Hobart Team Places Third with RearVue

RearVue, led by a team from Hobart, took home third place and $1,500 for each team member. RearVue seeks to improve bicycle safety through a distance measurement sensor harnessing LED technology to warn cyclists of approaching vehicles.

Innovate WithIN Competition Holding Finals

Innovate WithIN Competition Holding Finals

Eleven finalists will pitch their businesses today in the second annual Innovate WithIN pitch competition. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. hosts the high school student competition, which drew nearly 160 pitches from over 80 high schools throughout the state.

Crossroads Education Lands Gates Foundation Grant

Crossroads Education Lands Gates Foundation Grant

Four Indianapolis schools are getting a boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the tune of three quarters of a million dollars. Crossroads Education CEO Kevin Berkopes explains how the money will impact students.

Purdue Ag Week

Purdue Ag Week

Purdue Ag Week is a tradition that started in 2012, hosted by students and created to engage the campus community in the importance of agriculture. Multiple new events have been added this year to celebrate Purdue’s Sesquicentennial. Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler and Purdue Ag Week Task Force Chairman Dane Voris Chapman are here with highlights of the week.

O'Neill Dean on School's New Name

O'Neill Dean on School's New Name

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has been renamed in honor of Paul O'Neill’s prestigious career and his $30 million gift to the school. Dean John Graham explains how it will help the largest school of public administration and public policy in the U.S.

Inside the Tobias Center Executive in Residence Program

Inside the Tobias Center Executive in Residence Program

The Randall Tobias Leadership Center is starting a new Executive in Residence program through Indiana University to help connect students and faculty with business leaders in the community. The inaugural Executive in Residence Neal Rothermel, co-founder of VMS BioMarketing, and the center’s Executive & Academic Director Julie Manning Magid explain the goals of the program.

Women in Education: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis

Women in Education: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis

For many years, journalism professor Dr. Jennifer Palilonis researched and developed a master’s degree program, called Emerging Media Design and Development in Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. The program, also known as EMDD, is a unique field bringing together students with diverse backgrounds and creating the next generation of business communicators in this media-centered world.

Women in Education: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis

Women in Education: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis

For many years, journalism professor Dr. Jennifer Palilonis researched and developed a master’s degree program, called Emerging Media Design and Development in Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. The program, also known as EMDD, is a unique field bringing together students with diverse backgrounds and creating the next generation of business communicators in this media-centered world.

IU East Utilizes VR Technology

IU East Utilizes VR Technology

Indiana University East in Richmond is using Virtual Reality as a cutting-edge teaching tool.  In our (i) on Education segment, the professor behind the program joins us to show us how VR is transforming how students learn.

Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy

Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy

The Indiana University Public Policy Institute has created a research center that focuses on inclusion and social policy. It’s called the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy or CRISP for short. The center’s new director explains its mission and how it connects with issues like education, poverty and housing.

The Mind Trust Gives $1M to Renovate P.R. Mallory Building

The Mind Trust Gives $1M to Renovate P.R. Mallory Building

Indianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust has awarded $1 million to the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. The gift will fund the $36 million renovation of the P.R. Mallory Building to house Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood.

Inside Paramount Schools' Artisan Cheese Enterprise

Inside Paramount Schools' Artisan Cheese Enterprise

Middle school students at Paramount Schools are part of a unique entrepreneurial opportunity. They are running a licensed dairy operation and hub for its artisan cheese enterprise. In our (i) on Education, leadership explain why this is an important part of the school’s STEM curriculum.

New Leadership at International School

New Leadership at International School

For the first time in the 25-year history of the International School of Indiana, a woman has been named Head of School. In our (i) on Education, Elizabeth Head discusses her new role and a new elementary school building. 

VU's New Aviation Talent Effort

VU's New Aviation Talent Effort

Vincennes University and aviation services provider AAR are partnering on a new maintenance education and training effort. VU President Chuck Johnson explains how the EAGLE Career Pathway program will help meet the industry’s workforce demands.

Purdue Polytechnic HS Picks Second Location

Purdue Polytechnic HS Picks Second Location

Purdue Polytechnic High School plans to open a second Indianapolis charter school in Broad Ripple this fall. Thanks to a special relationship with the CEO of Indianapolis-based developer Keystone Group, the STEM-focused high school is able to expand to Indy's north side.

IUPUI Turns 50

IUPUI Turns 50

IUPUI is celebrating its golden anniversary. Chancellor Nasser Paydar looks back at some of the school’s major milestones over the past 50 years in our (i) on Education segment.

Mind Trust Lands Big Grants, Study Lends Validation

Mind Trust Lands Big Grants, Study Lends Validation

Indianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust has received the single largest grant in its 13-year history. Also, new research from Stanford University validates Indianapolis’ charter schools and Innovation Network Schools.

Prairie Mobile Engagement on a Roll

Prairie Mobile Engagement on a Roll

Conner Prairie says its Prairie Mobile has reached over 500 students in eight Hoosier schools thanks in part to a $70,000 grant received from Duke Energy last fall. The technology integrates history and STEM in classrooms.

Central Christian Academy Launches Marketing Program

Central Christian Academy Launches Marketing Program

Some students at a private school on the south side of Indianapolis are helping local nonprofits through a student-run marketing agency. The head of school at Central Christian Academy explains how the experience could help students land a job after high school.

Kenzie Graduates First-Ever Cohort

Kenzie Graduates First-Ever Cohort

Kenzie Academy has graduated it’s first-ever cohort of students. Eleven graduates received a joint certificate from the Indianapolis-based coding school and Butler University’s Executive Education program.

INFAME Addressing Skilled Manufacturing Workforce Needs

INFAME Addressing Skilled Manufacturing Workforce Needs

The Indiana Manufacturers Association ?has begun an employer-driven education program, INFAME, to provide skilled workers for the state’s manufacturing sector. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to helpstudents pursue career and technical education and employers to establish a pipeline of talent. 

Purdue Touts Milestone For Startups

Purdue Touts Milestone For Startups

Purdue University is celebrating a milestone in startup creation reached last year. The university says it has reached 223 startups with more than $350 million in funding and investments generated, as well as more than 300 new jobs. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Purdue Research Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Placemaking Greg Deason said the rise in startup activity followed a challenge by President Mitch Daniels shortly after he took office.

New USI President Looks to Tell School, Region Story

New USI President Looks to Tell School, Region Story

Six months into the job, the new president of the University of Southern Indiana says one of his top priorities is "making sure people know who we are." Ronald Rochon says one way to do that is to tell the story of what a "vital component" the school is of economic development in southwest Indiana and beyond. 

Student Debt Could Help Solve Talent Shortage

Student Debt Could Help Solve Talent Shortage

Carmel-based nonprofit INvest-Ed has released a new survey that highlights how Indiana-based employers can grow talent by helping employees tackle their student loan debt.

Student Debt Could Help Solve Talent Shortage

Student Debt Could Help Solve Talent Shortage

Carmel-based nonprofit INvest-Ed has released a new survey that highlights how Indiana-based employers can grow talent by helping employees tackle their student loan debt.

Legislative Education Issues

Legislative Education Issues

Hoosier educators and advocates will once again this year continue to push for lawmakers and state leaders to find a way to raise teacher pay. In our (i) on Education, we look at some of the top issues in Indiana education this year. 

Legislative Education Issues

Legislative Education Issues

Hoosier educators and advocates will once again this year continue to push for lawmakers and state leaders to find a way to raise teacher pay. In our (i) on Education, we look at some of the top issues in Indiana education this year. 

New IPS Interim Superintendent

New IPS Interim Superintendent

Indianapolis Public Schools has appointed the first African-American female to serve in the role of superintendent. Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson shares her vision for the largest public-school district in the state.

Langellier: Internship Program a 'Talent Pipeline'

Langellier: Internship Program a 'Talent Pipeline'

The head of the state’s technology sector initiative says a new extended internship program addresses a big challenge in traditional internships. TechPoint and IUPUI last week announced the Xtern Semester program, which gives seniors the ability to continue their paid internships with Indy tech companies when they return to class in the fall. Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier says the traditional internship model doesn’t really work for the students or the employer.

IMA: Education Initiative a 'Win-Win'

IMA: Education Initiative a 'Win-Win'

The Indiana Manufacturers Association says its recently-announced education program is a "win-win" for both employers and students throughout the state. The organization has launched the Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education, which aims to provide skilled workers for the state's manufacturing industry through a dual-track training effort.

Dept. of Labor Honors Eleven Fifty

Dept. of Labor Honors Eleven Fifty

Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy says it is the first in Indiana and one of just a few in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of labor as a software development apprenticeship program. The department is taking part in a ceremonial signing with the academy this morning at Eleven Fifty's headquarters in Launch Fishers.

Inside Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

Inside Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy

The Indiana National Guard’s Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy helps "at risk" youth by using quasi-military training. In our (i) on Education segment, Major General Courtney Carr explains how the academy is putting graduates into the Indiana workforce.

Inside the New Institute for Workforce Excellence

Inside the New Institute for Workforce Excellence

The Indiana Chamber has released the results of this year’s Employer Workforce Survey, and once again it shows companies can’t find enough workers. In our (i) on Education, learn why the chamber’s new Institute for Workforce Excellence can help Indiana become a national workforce leader. 

I on Education: EduSource

I on Education: EduSource

Indianapolis-based EduSource develops custom software for clients, with the help of college students they hire as software engineer apprentices.  In our (i) on Education, the company’s founder talks about developing tomorrow’s leaders and the local tech ecosystem through real-life projects.

Wabash Pres on Fundraising Record

Wabash Pres on Fundraising Record

A $40 million gift has launched Wabash College into the largest fund-raising campaign in its 186-year history. In our (i) on Education segment, President Greg Hess explains the four components of the $225 million Giant Steps campaign. 

Infosys Hub to 'Reskill' Workforce

Infosys Hub to 'Reskill' Workforce

India-based Infosys, which today broke ground on a $35 million U.S. Education Center in Indianapolis, says the campus will prepare the American workforce for the technology jobs of the future. "Continuous learning and reskilling are core components of Infosys' DNA," said Chief Operating Officer UB Pravin, adding the company will use the facility on the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal site to train 10,000 new American hires. 

Marian University's Two New Projects

Marian University's Two New Projects

Marian University is looking to the future with two big projects… a $9 million ethics center and a two-year college that’s a partnership with St. Joseph’s College. Marian President Dan Elsener discusses both. 

IU President on Banner Year

IU President on Banner Year

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says it has been a banner year for the university. In our (i) on Education, he explains securing more than $600 million in funding for research and a record $550 million in donations.

Decatur Township's New Innovation Hub

Decatur Township's New Innovation Hub

Students in Decatur Township now have access to a first-of-its-kind learning space that features advanced technology and work-based learning opportunities. We take you inside the new Innovation and Design Hub.

SYF Exploring Alternative Ed Experiences

SYF Exploring Alternative Ed Experiences

As the Simon Youth Foundation gears up for its annual educator conference, it’s exploring alternative education experiences for Indiana students. It recently teamed up with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art to open a pop-up gallery.

IU Tech Transfer Boost

IU Tech Transfer Boost

A flurry of tech transfer activity is brewing at Indiana University. We explore some of the startups hatched during a record-setting three-year period.

University of Evansville's New President

University of Evansville's New President

For the first time in eight years, the University of Evansville has a new president. Chris Pietruszkiewicz shares his vision for the school, the impact of being designated an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus and efforts to connect with the business community.

Early Learning Economic Impact Study

Early Learning Economic Impact Study

Did you know the lack of access to child care costs Hoosier employers nearly $2 billion annually? In (i) on Education, we explore a new study and explain why advocates say investing in early education could reverse the trend.

Lafayette Town Hall: Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Lafayette Town Hall: Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Inside INdiana Business is on the road this week, coming to you from Greater Lafayette known for two great cities and one great university. We start the conversation with the Governor turned university president, who has wasted no time in getting down to business, whether it’s education or the economy.

'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort. 

Conwell: Campaign Counting on Corporate Support

Conwell: Campaign Counting on Corporate Support

The president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says non-alums and corporate partners will be key to the success of a $250 million fundraising campaign, which kicked off its public phase today. Jim Conwell says companies around the world need workers who can adapt to industry changes "we can't even begin to predict," and says The Mission Driven Campaign for Rose-Hulman will help put the faculty and facilities in place to produce those students. 

Conner Prairie Boosts STEM Efforts

Conner Prairie Boosts STEM Efforts

A grant from Duke Energy Foundation is helping Conner Prairie show elementary-aged students how STEM fits into Indiana’s rich past. Conner Prairie’s CEO explains how the outreach program works.

Orbis Addressing Healthcare Worker Shortage with Universities

Orbis Addressing Healthcare Worker Shortage with Universities

Orbis Education is working with universities across the country to address the growing shortage of healthcare workers. We discuss how the program is working for Marian University, and how Orbis continues to grow.

Job Event For Students Aims to 'Ignite Enthusiasm'

Job Event For Students Aims to 'Ignite Enthusiasm'

An event this week in Indianapolis is providing over 9,000 central Indiana 8th graders with what organizers say is a first-hand look at potential future careers. JA JobSpark, an annual Junior Achievement of Central Indiana program, brings together students from 62 schools and representatives from 120 employers to take part in career exploration activities. JA of Central Indiana Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Burk says it's never too early to engage students in focusing on their future.

Riverside High School Opens

Riverside High School Opens

The former Heslar Naval Armory in Indianapolis now has a new use. After a more than $10 million renovation, it is home to Riverside High School. Leaders fromIndianapolis Classical School discuss the need for a sister school to Herron High School.

WFYI Chief Retiring

WFYI Chief Retiring

Longtime WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright is preparing to retire after 30 years at the helm. In our (i) on Education report, he shares why educational initiatives have been a priority for him and the PBS station.

Avondale Meadows Middle School Opens

Avondale Meadows Middle School Opens

Nearly 200 middle school students are walking the halls of a new $5 million facility on Indy’s east side. In our (i) on Education report, we take you inside Avondale Meadows Middle School.

'From Normal to Extraordinary' Salutes Ball State

'From Normal to Extraordinary' Salutes Ball State

More than a year of preparations, shooting and editing will culminate in Thursday evening's debut of a student-produced documentary to officially kick off the 100th anniversary of the founding of Ball State University. The centennial celebration, which has already included smaller-scale initiatives throughout the Muncie campus, will also involve "red carpet" experiences, a fireworks display and Ball State Symphony Orchestra accompaniment of the documentary. 

Lubbers Weighs In on Future of 'Higher Learning'

Lubbers Weighs In on Future of 'Higher Learning'

Indiana's commissioner for higher education says many colleges and universities are reporting higher enrollment, despite the current period of near-full employment when many people choose the workforce over school. However, Teresa Lubbers expects much of the future growth to come in "higher learning spaces," like apprenticeships and coding academies, rather than traditional colleges and universities.

Documentary to Feature Hoosier Students' Future-Shaping Journey

Documentary to Feature Hoosier Students' Future-Shaping Journey

A new documentary that follows the journey of three Indiana students interviewing professionals in some of Indiana's signature industries will debut Thursday. "State of Change" was produced in partnership with Roadtrip Nation, a national organization that focused on career exploration. Some of the companies featured through interviews by the students include Scott Farms in Carroll and Cass counties, GE Aviation in Lafayette and Salesforce.com Inc. in Indianapolis.

Butler College of Ed's New Space

Butler College of Ed's New Space

Butler University’s College of Education needed more space and found it just a few blocks away at the Christian Theological Seminary. In our (i) on Education segment, Dean Ena Shelley discusses the benefits of the move.

Mearns Pleased With Ball State's Message, Momentum

Mearns Pleased With Ball State's Message, Momentum

As Ball State ramps up the celebration of its centennial, President Geoffrey Mearns says the school will continue to grow through a broader message and a stronger partnership with the Muncie community. Mearns, who began his tenure as president 15 months ago, says Ball State has launched a more "visible and vocal" marketing campaign to tell its story throughout the United States.

Codelicious Secures Nearly $1M in Funding

Codelicious Secures Nearly $1M in Funding

An Indianapolis-based computer science curriculum startup has closed on a new round of funding. Codelicious has secured $940,000 in funding, nearly double its goal of $500,000. The company says it will use the money to scale up sales and marketing efforts, build out intellectual property and add critical personnel, though specific jobs numbers were not given. 

Elkhart Town Hall: ETHOS Innovation Center

Elkhart Town Hall: ETHOS Innovation Center

Can a center teaching children about science help solve the worker shortage? Leadership behind the ETHOS Innovation Center say yes. We take you inside the sprawling campus where STEM is king! 

Butler Creates Second Lab School

Butler Creates Second Lab School

The first Butler Lab School in IPS was such a success, a second Lab School will open in the fall. College of Education Dean Ena Shelley shares the secrets of success.

New Graduation Pathways

New Graduation Pathways

The Indiana State Board of Education has approved a new graduation pathway, aimed at giving students a more tailored approach to graduating without relying on passing standardized tests. We talk about how a new policy will help students complete the new diploma requirements.

Notre Dame IDEA Center's Startup Success

Notre Dame IDEA Center's Startup Success

Notre Dame's IDEA Center blows away expectations for student and faculty startups in its first year of operation. Find out what's fueling the innovation and entrepreneurship, and how the center is helping build a regional startup ecosystem.

New Higher Ed Reports

New Higher Ed Reports

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has released two reports with good news for college and high school students. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers breaks down the results on college graduation rates and college preparedness. 

Inside Infosys Foundation's Pathfinders Institute

Inside Infosys Foundation's Pathfinders Institute

Teachers typically take a break from school in the summer, but hundreds went back to the classroom to learn about computer science at the inaugural Pathfinders Summer Institute. We explain how the Infosys Foundation is attacking the digital divide in the classroom.

Funding Boosts Kenzie Academy Growth

Funding Boosts Kenzie Academy Growth

A $4.2 million investment round has tech training school Kenzie Academy Inc. gearing up for growth. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has its first campus in Indianapolis, is looking to expand its learning tracks and, eventually, its number of campuses. Co-founder Chok Ooi says Kenzie Academy oversubscribed on its second seed stage of funding and had to ask some investors to dial down their backing.

Inside Grace College's New Science Complex

Inside Grace College's New Science Complex

Grace College in Winona Lake is ready to open its $8 million Dr. Dane Miller Science Complex. The college’s president and director of the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams talk about the importance of investing in science and the complex’s innovative features.

DePauw Receives $20M Gift

DePauw Receives $20M Gift

DePauw University says it produces people who change the world. In our (i) on Education, President Mark McCoy explains how a $20 million gift will support that mission by creating the new Sanger Leadership Initiative.

Ivy Tech, Salesforce Hoping to Attract More Women in Tech

Ivy Tech, Salesforce Hoping to Attract More Women in Tech

Ivy Tech is using a grant from the Salesforce Foundation to help more women get access to workforce credentials and associate degree programs through its IvyWorks initiative. Details in our (i) on Education segment.

Partnership Promoting Ag to Next Generation

Partnership Promoting Ag to Next Generation

Leaders from the Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana have unveiled an initiative designed to expose attendees of the massive annual FFA Convention and Expo to careers and innovation in agriculture. The Blue Room -- a 17,000 square-foot interactive experience -- will focus on experiential learning to help grow the talent pipeline in the sector. 

Inside Rose-Hulman Coding Camp

Inside Rose-Hulman Coding Camp

Rose-Hulman is connecting children with code by hosting on-campus summer camps this month. Connecting with Code is immerging kids in the basics of computer programming and software development as early as elementary and middle school.

Kenzie Academy Update

Kenzie Academy Update

One year after its launch, Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy is teaming with Butler University and Purdue Polytechnic High School on high-tech skills training. This alternative to college offers paid apprenticeships and immersive learning opportunities.

New Approach to Developing Leaders

New Approach to Developing Leaders

To meet the demands of today’s rapidly changing world, modern leaders can no longer rely on a traditional model for effective leadership. That’s why The Institute for Postindustrial Leadership at the University of Indianapolis supports a new paradigm of leadership principles.

Indianapolis Prize Winner to Use Award as Leverage

Indianapolis Prize Winner to Use Award as Leverage

The winner of this year's Indianapolis Prize wants to use the honor and the $250,000 in prize money to serve as a multiplier for his wildlife conservation efforts. Russell Mittermeier, who was a finalist twice previously, says he plans to use the platform and part of the funding to leverage additional donations toward causes such as biodiversity, tropical forest protection and saving individual animal groups and species. 

Leading Light Awards Celebrates Women in STEM

Leading Light Awards Celebrates Women in STEM

Every two years Women & Hi Tech hold the Leading Light Awards to recognize and celebrate women of achievement in STEM Fields. They are now taking nominations for the 2018 awards and scholarships. We speak with the organization about its effort to celebrate women in STEM.

Ivy Tech Fundraising Leads The Nation Again

Ivy Tech Fundraising Leads The Nation Again

The Ivy Tech Foundation says, for the ninth consecutive year, a national report shows it is number one among U.S. community colleges for fundraising. The school took in $16.4 million in 2017 according to the Voluntary Support For Education survey. Foundation President John Murphy says fundraising over the last five years doubled the total during the previous five-year period.

Republic Airways Unveils Lift Academy

Republic Airways Unveils Lift Academy

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is launching a training academy it says will address a "critical pilot shortage" and ultimately create more than 600 jobs. Airline leadership discusses how the academy is designed to create a direct-to-hire, classroom-to-cockpit, path for its students.

Ivy Tech, Vincennes New Transfer Agreement

Ivy Tech, Vincennes New Transfer Agreement

A new partnership will help students complete both an Ivy Tech associate degree and a Vincennes bachelor’s degree in four years. The presidents of both universities share how the program could help fill hundreds of Homeland Security and Public Safety jobs.

Indy, McDonald's Teaming Up For Summer Jobs Program

Indy, McDonald's Teaming Up For Summer Jobs Program

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett's office is teaming up with EmployIndy and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) for a new summer youth jobs partnership. The initiative, which will include recent enhancements to the McDonald's education program Archways to Opportunity, aims to connect young adults ages 16 to 24 with job opportunities throughout the Indianapolis area.

Eleven Fifty Academy Marks Milestone

Eleven Fifty Academy Marks Milestone

Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy recently graduated its 200th student from its12-week intensive coding program that provides students with an immersive learning experience to launch their professional careers.

Fishers Town Hall: Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Classroom

Fishers Town Hall: Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Classroom

The introduction of technology into the workforce and classroom is disrupting traditional education systems and environments. Two Hamilton County educators share how they are incorporating entrepreneurship and innovation into curriculum.

Feminine Hygiene Product Wins 'Next Launch' Competition

Feminine Hygiene Product Wins 'Next Launch' Competition

A sustainable feminine hygiene product developed by a Fishers High School student took the $25,000 first place prize in Wednesday's "The Next Launch" competition at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The event drew business ideas from students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event.

'Next Launch' Fueling Student Innovation

'Next Launch' Fueling Student Innovation

Students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest are today competing for $40,000 in prizes at "The Next Launch" at The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event. Director Alex Kurrelmeier says the goal is to make the competition national to address "a huge need for entrepreneurial development at a high school level."

I-Corps Program Targets Entrepreneurs Statewide

I-Corps Program Targets Entrepreneurs Statewide

Purdue is launching an I-Corps program across the state in partnership with Elevate Ventures to help early stage startups commercialize their technologies. Find out how this National Science Foundation program aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development.

Lemonade Day Preview

Lemonade Day Preview

Thousands of young entrepreneurs are getting ready to set up shop with just a few ingredients! Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis is gearing up for its ninth year of providing juice to aspiring entrepreneurs, and they need your help.

Manchester University Touts Unique Pharma Offering

Manchester University Touts Unique Pharma Offering

The director of pharmacogenomics education at Manchester University says a first-of-its-kind in the nation offering could double or triple the number of pharmacists in the country with pharmacogenomics expertise. David Kisor said in our most recent edition of Life Sciences Indiana the dual doctor of pharmacy and master of pharmacogenomics program could help reduce the occurrence of adverse drug reactions.

Chamber Joins 'Achieve Your Degree' Program

Chamber Joins 'Achieve Your Degree' Program

The state's largest post-secondary education institution and largest business advocacy organization have announced a partnership. Indiana Chamber of Commerce members are now eligible for Ivy Tech Community College's Achieve Your Degree Program, which involves a five percent tuition discount for companies with tuition assistance programs or for employees paying for their own education.

DMI Launches Student Safety App

DMI Launches Student Safety App

DMI has created a real-time security app for not only teachers and schools, but students and parents as well. An Indianapolis high school is the first to test the EndZone for Education app.

The Mind Trust Change in Leadership

The Mind Trust Change in Leadership

The founder and CEO of The Mind Trust is leaving to start a new national education organization. In (i) on Education, David Harris and incoming-CEO Brandon Brown discuss building the right conditions for education change.

Purdue Polytechnic H.S. Moving into Circle Center

Purdue Polytechnic H.S. Moving into Circle Center

A major transformation is happening inside Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis. The mall announced this week it will add six new businesses by the end of summer and students at Purdue Polytechnic High School are moving in!

First Woman President at ISU

First Woman President at ISU

Indiana State University has a new president and she is the first woman in charge of the more than 150-year-old institution. Deborah Curtis shares her vision for the university.

Purdue President Weighs in on District Development

Purdue President Weighs in on District Development

Purdue University has announced another private employer's plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs in the coming years. Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility in multiple phases.

Circle Centre Continues Space-Filling Efforts

Circle Centre Continues Space-Filling Efforts

As the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis continues its transformation, the high-profile property has announced several new businesses and the relocation of Purdue Polytechnic High School. General Manager Audrie Thompson says the announcement, which follows word in February that the 25-year-old landmark was receiving a multi-million dollar facelift, fits with the changing landscape and demographics downtown.

Indiana Holds First HS Pitch Competition

Indiana Holds First HS Pitch Competition

The state's inaugural high school pitch competition is in the books and a team of students from Noblesville High School have taken the top prize. Educaid, which created board games designed to help Hoosier students learn business concepts such as marketing and management, beat eight other finalists to win $10,000, one year of college tuition at a state college or university, mentoring services and internship opportunities. 

PNC Tackling Financial Literacy

PNC Tackling Financial Literacy

It’s never too early to learn about the best ways to handle your money. That’s why PNC Bank is partnering with schools around Indiana on financial literacy. Regional President Connie Bond Stuart talks about the bank’s initiatives.

IPS, Salesforce Launching IT Academy

IPS, Salesforce Launching IT Academy

Salesforce is donating $500,000 to Indianapolis Public Schools to launch an information technology academy. The funds will pay for new computers, high-speed internet connection and mobile charging devices at the academy at George Washington High School. 

GEMS Conference Highlights STEM Ed for Females

GEMS Conference Highlights STEM Ed for Females

It’s a chance for fifth and sixth grade girls to learn more about the wonders of engineering, math and science, from female role models. Leadership from Monroe County provide details on the second annual GEMS conference.

Teach Indy Seeks to Bolster Teacher Pipeline

Teach Indy Seeks to Bolster Teacher Pipeline

The director of talent strategy for Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust says a new initiative launched in collaboration with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor's Office of Education Innovation aims to address teacher shortages in one of the hardest hit areas of the city. Jackie Gantzer says Teach Indy seeks to strengthen the pipeline of teacher talent by recruiting educators from throughout the state and the country.

CourseNetworking Connecting High School Students

CourseNetworking Connecting High School Students

An educational partnership with CourseNetworking and the Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township is helping students build a professional image to help prepare them for future employment opportunities. We’ll show you how the CN ePortfolio works.

TutorMate Tackling Literacy with Tech

TutorMate Tackling Literacy with Tech

If you have a phone and Internet access, you can tutor an at-risk first-grade student in reading with the help of TutorMate. An educator and an ambassador for TutorMate explain how easy it is to get involved.

Women Educator: Codelicious

Women Educator: Codelicious

Codelicious is a woman-led, tech company that develops and licenses educational curriculum for teaching problem solving and analytical thinking through coding. Guest Host and Pharm CEO Erin Albert talks with CEO Christine McDonnell about the startup’s aggressive growth plans.

Infosys Creating Talent in 'Hidden Jewel'

Infosys Creating Talent in 'Hidden Jewel'

As India-based Infosys looks to fill thousands of openings at its tech and innovation but in Indianapolis over the next few years, the company's president says the onus is on the tech giant to create its own talent. During a Studio(i) interview, Ravi Kumar said, "It's myopic if you actually look at just the market and say, 'This is the talent pool available.'"

Infosys Tech Hub Aims to Grow Indiana's Tech Profile

Infosys Tech Hub Aims to Grow Indiana's Tech Profile

The president of India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) says the company's new Indianapolis Technology and Innovation Hub will organically create tech talent that is currently not available. Ravi Kumar joined Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett to cut the ribbon on the hub at OneAmerica Tower in downtown Indianapolis which he says could help make Indiana the tech hub of the Midwest.

Special Ed Teachers Shortage

Special Ed Teachers Shortage

Purdue University’s College of Education wants to help reverse a statewide shortage of special education teachers. We tell you about the new Fast-Track degree program, where special education majors could graduate in just three years!

Ball State Bill to Take Over Muncie Schools

Ball State Bill to Take Over Muncie Schools

Struggling and debt-ridden Muncie Community Schools could soon be run by Ball State University. President Geoffrey Mearns discusses a bill making its way through the Statehouse. 

Mimir Plans Expansion

Mimir Plans Expansion

The founders of Mimir developed their flagship product while they were students at Purdue, and now instructors are using it at more than 80 universities worldwide. The company’s CEO discusses the software, and how it helps improve computer science education.

Pacers STEM Fest to Showcase 'New Wave' Jobs

Pacers STEM Fest to Showcase 'New Wave' Jobs

The Indiana Pacers and Conexus Indiana are this weekend joining more than 40 business, nonprofit and education partners for STEM Fest 2018 in Indianapolis. Thousands of participants, ranging from elementary students to recent college graduates from more than 100 schools throughout the state, are expected to attend. Bryce Carpenter with Conexus says the event will expose students to the "new wave" of STEM jobs.

New Logistics, Supply Chain Program

New Logistics, Supply Chain Program

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana is providing $100,000 to the University of Evansville to launch a program that aims to close the skills gap. Details on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management…and internships and full-time opportunities with the auto maker. 

Training Ex-Offenders for Middle Skill Jobs

Training Ex-Offenders for Middle Skill Jobs

Every year in Indiana, around 20,000 offenders leave prison and integrate back into the community. The Indiana Department of Correction is directing its efforts at training offenders for high-demand middle skill jobs.

The Last Mile Inmate Coding Program

The Last Mile Inmate Coding Program

Another effort is in the works to help ex-offenders get back on their feet. Indiana is the second state in the nation to adopt a prison inmate coding program called The Last Mile.

Conner Prairie Debuts New Makers Space Exhibit

Conner Prairie Debuts New Makers Space Exhibit

With the new year, Conner Prairie has opened a new space designed to enhance the STEM education experience for children and their families. We check out the new Makesmith Workshop in (i) on Education. 

Ivy Tech Launches 5-Year Plan

Ivy Tech Launches 5-Year Plan

Ivy Tech has unveiled an ambitious strategy aimed at helping more than 50,000 students earn degrees and high-quality certifications over the next five years. President Sue Ellspermann explains how.

Critical Education Issues in 2018

Critical Education Issues in 2018

From ISTEP to career training to funding – K-12 educators are facing some big challenges in 2018. We look at some of those issues with Chalkbeat Indiana in our (i) on Education segment.

Private School Shatters Fundraising Goal, Opts to Raise Bar

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

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

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

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 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

IU Raising the Bar

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

Stanczykiewicz: Giving Tuesday 'Spans The Generations'

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

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 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

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

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 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

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'

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 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

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'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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

'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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.