Indiana Tech Alumni, Donors, & Friends: Featured Stories: November 2010
The Talent Initiative prominently features Indiana Tech
Talent Initiative is a 10-county program funded by a $20 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. The program is geared toward improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), not only in higher education but also in K–12.
Talent Made Here logo
Take a look at the new web site for the Talent Initiative, and you’ll see Indiana Tech front and center.
Written by: Mike Peterson, alumni director / November 2010

The ultimate goal of the Talent Made Here program is to grow the base of highly skilled employees for the defense/aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries in northeast Indiana, thus improving job quality and increasing per capita income in the region.

"The Indiana Tech has always been a leader in STEM education at the higher ed level, especially with our engineering and computer sciences programs," Tech's president, Dr. Arthur Snyder, says. "Now, with our programs to educate K–12 teachers, we can play a major role in how this subject matter is taught in elementary and secondary schools, as well."

Recognizing Tech’s expertise, the Talent Initiative invited the university to place information about our STEM course and degree offerings, scholarships, and the university as a whole, on the Talent Initiative web site. Check it out at: TalentMadeHere. Click on the "Educators" tab, and you’ll see a photo of one of Tech’s engineering labs as the gateway to the higher education pages, and, through it, a whole section about the realm of STEM possibilities at Indiana Tech.

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