Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Shelby County, and the City of Shelbyville are economic development partners—building business alliances, inspiring entrepreneurs, and educating tomorrow’s innovators.
Innovative Model: Positioning Communities for Transformation (IMPaCT) 2016 goals:
- Building Mathematics and Science Foundation to increase the interest and skills of Shelby County students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by using Rose-Hulman programs, including Operation Catapult and Rose-Hulman Ventures Innovation Partnership.
- Shelby County Entrepreneurial Internship Program to inspire innovation and economic development by providing learning opportunities in industry to students and attracting talent to Shelby County.
IMPaCT 2016 components include:
- EMERGE, a telementoring program designed to enhance career awareness and academic achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for 9th grade students that connects Rose-Hulman mentors with Shelby County students.
- Operation Catapult is a unique summer program for high school students who have completed their junior year. Students integrate and supplement previous learning; explore fundamental scientific and engineering principles and systems; and have an opportunity to live on campus.
- Rose-Hulman Ventures provides access to engineering services for Shelby County companies that seek solutions to technology challenges in the innovation or design stage of development.
- Shelby County Innovation Internship Program provides companies in the county access to talent and technical skills with Rose-Hulman students, and positions Shelby County as an attractive location to work and live. Rose-Hulman students gain real world experience and continue to develop professional skills.
- The Innovation Network connects Shelby County industry, academic, and government leadership with Rose-Hulman alumni, faculty, leadership, students, staff, and supporters by providing opportunities to network and promote innovation in education and economic development.
- Continuing and Professional Studies will be offered at the Accel IN building in the Intelliplex for Rose-Hulman professional development programming.
This innovation-based economic partnership model bridges the gap between industry and education with Rose-Hulman, a leading institution in engineering, science, and mathematics, and Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville.