INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Academy Aims to 'Rev' Interest in STEM

2014-03-10T12:02:00Z 2014-03-10T17:54:21Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Academy Aims to 'Rev' Interest in STEMGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 10, 2014 12:02 pm  • 

An immersive educational program designed to prepare students for careers in the racing industry will begin this evening in Indianapolis. The Rev Racing Motorsports Academy, which was started in North Carolina, offers experiences related to the driving, pit crew and marketing aspects of racing. The science, technology, engineering and math-centered educational and physical training involves some big players in the industry.

City to Break Ground on Convention Hotel

A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a $71 million convention hotel in downtown Evansville is set for this afternoon. The 257-room property could open in the fall of next year.

Wells County Manufacturer Adds Space

A Bluffton-based company has expanded. V-Tech Engineering Inc. says a new manufacturing site is operating and up to 10 employees are expected to be added to the work force of nearly 20.

Elkhart County Company Planning Expansion

Goshen-based The Commodore Corp. is looking to add more than 60 workers and expand its plant. The Elkhart Truth reports construction on the modular home manufacturer's additional space could be complete this summer.

IU Soccer Team to Visit White House

Indiana University's men's soccer team will be honored for its 2012 national championship this afternoon at the White House. The Hoosiers will be one of nearly 20 teams to be recognized at today's ceremony.

Recycling Coalition Praises Bill

The Indiana Recycling Coalition says a bill that has passed the Indiana House and Senate will have economic and environmental benefits. The legislation sets a state goal to recycle 50 percent of municipal waste by 2019.

Hospitality Conference Begins in South Bend

Indiana's annual hospitality and tourism conference is underway in South Bend. Speakers at this year's Hoosier Hospitality Conference include University of Notre Dame Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick and Indiana Sports Corp. President Allison Melangton.

Cropland Near Muncie Slated to Sell

Columbia City-based Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co. is planning to auction more than 800 acres of farmland next month in Delaware County. Around 650 acres of Newton County farmland sold last month for $6 million.

Seymour Chamber Names President

The Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce has named Tricia Bechman president. She has served as executive director of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce for more than a decade.

Purdue Campus Addresses Affordability

Purdue University North Central has announced a tuition discount plan. Students will receive a 10 percent reduction for each credit hour, beyond 12 hours, each semester. The program begins this fall.

Kelley Earns Another High Ranking

The online MBA at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been ranked among the top programs in the world by an influential publication. It is the only school in the state included in the top 15 of The Financial Times' list.

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