With artificial intelligence disrupting both high-tech and traditional industries, universities are searching for new ways to prepare students for the fast-changing field.
Anne Houtman has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute for the past three years.
Robert Coons was named president of the Terre Haute-based college Thursday, eight days after being appointed interim leader to replace Jim Conwell, who resigned Nov. 7.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Jim Conwell resigned because of a “need to focus on a family health issue that is requiring more of his time and attention,” the school said Wednesday.
The building also will include flexible classrooms and chemistry laboratories, and give students access to a prototyping laboratory, laser-cutting devices, machine tools and a woodworking shop.
The 60,000-square-foot, three-story building is expected to open for the 2021-22 school year and include workspaces, design studios, flexible classrooms and chemistry laboratories.
Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell said Thursday the acquisition will increase the size of the institute's property more than sixfold.
The groundbreaking was held Friday but work beginning Wednesday will include the addition of 19,000 square feet and remodeled space within the existing 85,000-square-foot student center.
For the second straight year, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has admitted a record number of female students.
It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Or in the case of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology mechanical engineering sophomore Tim Balz, too soon.
The $500,000 gift will help further a decade-long expansion of the school’s life sciences curriculum.