The Mind Trust Names Talent Innovation Fund Recipients

Indianapolis-based nonprofit The Mind Trust has announced the five recipients of its 2022-2023 Talent Innovation Fund awards. The nonprofit says it is investing $115,000 into projects that will implement "locally-driven, creative approaches" to overcome the education talent challenge in Indianapolis.... Read More

Earlham College Breaks Ground on Retail Center

Earlham College has broken ground on a new retail center that will feature dining and shopping options close to campus. President Anne Houtman says the school is utilizing an unused area of campus for the new student destination.... Read More

Teen’s Nonprofit Aims to ‘Plant Seeds’ of Financial Literacy

A 16-year-old student in Greencastle is looking to fill the financial literacy gap among students in his community. Isaac Hertenstein founded the nonprofit Students Teaching Finance, a program that was inspired by the lack of financial education in his school and throughout Indiana, which is not one of 13 states in the U.S. that requires a personal finance class.... Read More

IPS Deal Gives AfterSchool HQ Chief a Chance to Give Back

The co-founder and CEO of Fishers-based AfterSchool HQ says the startup's recently-announced partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools is a chance to help students find their passion the same way he did. Through the partnership, parents of IPS students will be able to use the startup's online platform to find and register their kids for extracurricular activities. ... Read More

Indiana Tech Receives $1.5M for STEM Training

The federal Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne to support workforce training efforts. The funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, will allow the school to purchase technical equipment that will support 11 engineering- and manufacturing-related certification programs.... Read More

IDOE to Launch Reading, STEM Coaching Programs

The Indiana Department of Education has announced a partnership with 69 schools throughout the state to launch programs that will provide coaching to teachers in reading or STEM subjects. The IDOE is deploying $20 million from the second round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to cover the full cost of programming for the 2022-2023 school year.... Read More

UIndy President to Lead DePaul University

University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel will soon be leaving Indy to become the next president of DePaul University in Chicago. Manuel has served as UIndy's president since 2012 and will begin his new role on August 1.... Read More

Donation to Establish Endowed Faculty Professorship

An alumnus donation will establish the first endowed faculty professorship at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Department of Chemical Engineering. The school says John and Anne Swearingen's $2 million donation will also support laboratory and technology improvements for the department. ... Read More

Department of Ed Names STEM Certified Schools

The Indiana Department of Education has named 15 schools throughout the state as STEM Certified Schools. The certification is awarded to schools that are “focused on a commitment to teaching STEM disciplines beyond the classroom.”... Read More

Ed Tech Game Firm Receives $1M in Research Funding

A West Lafayette-based startup that makes science-focused games for elementary-age students has received $1 million in Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Science Foundation. Explore Interactive, which markets its MindLabs interactive games, has also been awarded $75,000 from Elevate Ventures through the SBIR/STTR Phase II Matching Program.... Read More

Toyota, Cornell to Launch Forklift Learning Studio

Columbus-based Toyota Material Handling and Cornell University’s College of Engineering are forming a partnership to provide hands-on engineering experience. Toyota says the Forklift Learning Studio will incorporate Toyota equipment to provide an immersive education that connects theory with application.... Read More

Purdue, Ivy Tech Partner on Microelectronics

Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College are teaming up to boost the microelectronics workforce. The schools have inked an agreement they say will provide collaborative educational opportunities for microelectronics faculty and students while also exploring ways to attract talent.... Read More

Ivy Tech Names South Bend/Elkhart Chancellor Finalists

Ivy Tech Community College has named three finalists for the South Bend/Elkhart chancellor post. The college says the candidates, Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper, Dr. Nerita Hughes, and Andrew Williams, each bring a expansive knowledge of higher education and experience.... Read More

Community Harvest Forms Education Partnership

Trine University is partnering with Community Harvest Food Bank in Fort Wayne to provide a wider range of professional development and educational opportunities for its employees, clients and volunteers. As part of TrineOnline's education credit acceptance, the food bank will be eligible for up to 90 credits hours toward a bachelor's degree program, including credit for their on-the-job training.... Read More

Notre Dame Launches Business, Liberal Arts Program

The University of Notre Dame has received a gift from alumnus Charles Sheedy and his wife, Ellen, that will endow a new liberal arts business program. The university says the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise and Society will offer specialized coursework and resources for undergraduate students interested in the practice of business through the liberal arts.... Read More

IPS, Fishers Startup to Partner

Indianapolis Public Schools is teaming up with a Fishers-based education tech company. The district says the partnership with AfterSchool HQ aims to increase access to extracurricular after-school activities for students throughout the city.... Read More