Announcing the 2020 Bridge Builder Award: Vera Vander Kooy and The Stem Connection

Congratulations to The STEM Connection and its founder, Vera Vander Kooy, the 2020 TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) Bridge Builder Award winner. The Bridge Builder Award recognizes visionary leaders who are helping underserved student populations in Indiana gain access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. […]

Demand for online education is spiking. How Indiana is responding (Part V)

Editor’s Note: This series began before the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to the pandemic will have a significant impact on the number of students taking online courses and how schools are using technology to make coursework available. Indiana institutions like Ivy Tech Community College are well positioned to adapt to this new normal. The school has […]

TechPoint’s ‘S.O.S. Challenge’ to give work experience & $250,000 in stipends to 500 students who lost summer internships to COVID-19 cuts

Challenge capped off with presentations to Governor Eric Holcomb Thousands of college students across the U.S. have lost on-site summer internships due to COVID-19, but 500 Indiana students are getting a lifeline thanks to a new TechPoint program that begins June 15, and poses a real-world challenge to solve. The Summer Opportunities for Students (S.O.S.) […]

Demand for online education is spiking. How Indiana is responding (Part IV)

Editor’s Note: This series began before the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to the pandemic will have a significant impact on the number of students taking online courses and how schools are using technology to make coursework available. Indiana institutions like Ball State University are well positioned to adapt to this new normal. Ball State’s first response […]

TechPoint Names New Executive Committee to Board of Directors

Leaders from Infosys and Jobvite have joined the TechPoint executive committee members and changes to the overall Board of Directors have also been made to reflect 2020 membership. The 2020 executive committee includes: Sherry Aaholm, chair of TechPoint board and vice president and chief information officer, Cummins; Scott Dorsey, managing partner, High Alpha and former […]

Q&A with US Senators Braun, Young Re: COVID-19 Relief and Re-opening the State Economy

Nearly 90 tech executives took part in a call Tuesday with U.S. Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young designed to help them get direct answers about federal COVID-19 relief programs. Organized by TechPoint, the gathering is part of the organization’s ongoing effort to help the Indiana tech sector successfully navigate through the pandemic and to […]

Demand for online education is spiking. How Indiana is responding (Part III)

Editor’s Note: This series began before the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to it will have a significant impact on the number of students taking online courses and how schools are using technology to make coursework available. Indiana institutions like Purdue University are well positioned to adapt to this new normal. In response to the pandemic, Purdue […]

Demand for online education is spiking. How Indiana is responding. (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This series began before the COVID-19 pandemic. Response to it will have a significant impact on the number of students taking online courses and how schools are using technology to make coursework available. Indiana institutions like Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are well positioned to adapt to this new normal. Rose-Hulman cancelled all in-person […]