Tag: Rural

NSF-funded projects will aid STEM education at IUB and bring I-Light to regional campuses

Within the past month, a pair of National Science Foundation-funded initiatives have been announced — one at IU Bloomington, the other targeting IU’s regional campuses — that will respectively boost efforts to improve STEM education and advance research efforts at a statewide level. The former project, known as TRESTLE — or Transforming Education, Stimulating Teaching… Read more »

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week set for June 19-25, with events scheduled throughout state

For the second year, Indiana Entrepreneurship Week will be observed throughout the Hoosier State, with more than 50 events scheduled throughout the week of June 19-25 in more than 20 cities. Launched in 2015 by the state’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, this event showcases top entrepreneurial talent, promotes entrepreneurship as a profession and… Read more »

IU Kokomo program gets freshmen business students an early start in job interview skills

As Indiana’s colleges and universities strive to produce more job-ready graduates for growing industries, another priority — that of instilling “soft skills” among prospective employees — is a priority as well. During Innovate Indiana’s recent E2E Convergence conference held at IUPUI’s Campus Center, these “soft skills” — areas that range from communications, leadership traits and… Read more »

Army veteran pursuing MBA at IU Kokomo is the youngest economic developer in Indiana

  At 28 years old, Nathan Kring is doing what nobody else in Indiana at his age is doing — leading a local economic development organization. At the same time, he is completing a master of business administration (MBA) degree at IU Kokomo after a four-year stint as an interpreter with the U.S. Army’s 10th… Read more »

Second annual E2E Convergence takes an in-depth look at higher ed, industry practices to bridge the "skills gap" throughout Indiana

  Since 2013, the state of Indiana has added more than 140,000 jobs. That’s a good story to tell, said former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann — but there’s a catch. “The tough part about that if you’re the employer … is you know how difficult it now is to find employees,” Ellspermann said. “That’s the… Read more »

Innovate Indiana Fund part of an $18 million finance round for UAV maker PrecisionHawk

Once again, the Innovate Indiana Fund has put its faith in the efforts of PrecisionHawk Inc. — a maker of unmanned aerial vehicles and the tools they use to collect data — by taking part in an $18 million funding round for the rapidly growing company. The Series C capitalization has more than a half-dozen… Read more »