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In the face of recent tragic suicides of children from New York to Nevada, at least one educator is urging social innovation to transform current approaches to anti-bullying strategies.
Is innovation an everyday occurrence in Northwest Indiana?
Francisco Ezell, a first-grader at McKinley Elementary School, holds a recycled granite “Pal.”
What happens when first- and second-graders encounter cow eyeballs, pig hearts and granite rocks?
When you work around creative and innovative people, the conversation inevitably turns to innovation and youth.
Down the hallway from a bumper sticker that reads "Back Off. I’m a Scientist," resides Neal H. Haskell, a world renowned forensic entomologist in the Evans Arts and Sciences Building at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.
This is a place where ideas and complexity come to life on the screen from the beauty of intricate French poetry to the grandeur of a massive blast furnace.
Innovation is what we do naturally in Northwest Indiana.
Can children be nurtured and yet learn boundaries of behavior? Of course!
Are creative entrepreneurs self-taught?
Like Thomas Edison, Gregg A. VanDusseldorp Sr. got his start in a small incubator of big ideas.
Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.
One of the films featured during the Gary International Black Film Festival was called “Goners.”
Those of us in Northwest Indiana have a habit of focusing on things not always positive, and sometimes we miss the present.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Right?
Which best describes the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana?
Is it possible for Northwest Indiana to blaze new trails in the complex medical field of advanced molecular cancer diagnosis and research?
Stone masons split blocks of granite older than the time of dinosaurs to make modern products like counter tops.
When Principal Angela Hambling of Rolling Prairie Elementary School takes staff out to celebrate, she always orders dessert first!
Talk to Charlie McGill, the new "entrepreneur in residence" for Elevate Ventures, and get ready to be inspired about the future for Northwest Indiana.
There's a "green shoot" growing in Merrillville that could lead to even more growth in the unlikely field of information technology in Northwest Indiana.
Is it possible the children of Northwest Indiana will discover the immense human treasure that exists in our region?
What do the Crossroads Regional Chamber, Gary Chamber, Lakeshore Chamber, Michigan City Area Chamber, Starke County Chamber and the Greater Valparaiso Chamber have in common?
Imagine Northwest Indiana as a best-in-class resource for cutting-edge solutions to high-tech problems, from trouble-shooting to "what if" scenarios.
Sharing his story of being a young man confined to a wheelchair who just wanted to get to work, Ralph Braun invented a vehicle wheelchair lift that has given freedom to thousands worldwide while employing 700 people at Braun Industries.
In this era of a digital revolution, Myra Spearman, of Gary's Miller neighborhood, has launched what is now known as the National Domestic Violence Registry.
Innovation seems to be growing, and this is good news in a global economy. Why? Innovation is the antidote to a lack of competitiveness.
Storm chasing isn't a term of choice for Bart J. Wolf, Ph.D. He'd rather call it a storm field study.
This company is a supplier to the world of high performance parts that are changing the radio-controlled race car industry.
Tom Sourlis is a world-class rugby athlete better known for his philanthropy and business skill as founder of MortarNet.
How quickly can mobility be lost. So I wonder if through unforeseen circumstances, we could rise to the courage of Ralph William Braun, CEO of The Braun Corp.
Howard Cohen is close enough to the end of his job at Purdue University Calumet to see the beginning of a new "intellectual adventure."
Ernest Talarico Jr. always wanted to be a physician.
Most of us wouldn't think twice about dropping a small packet of detergent in our dishwashers or laundry machines, but maybe we should.
When a nuclear submarine was christened last month in Newport News as the future USS California, dignitaries learned that students back in California were operating a web-based submarine called "Mission Ocean" as part of this event.
What are the chances of surviving cancer so rare that the odds of contracting it are only 1 out of 10 million?
More of us need to know about a global research and development center in East Chicago where the spirit of innovation is strong and the commitment to steelmaking expertise robust.
I have long admired the diversity of our region, from the agricultural bounty in the southern counties to big steel along the lakeshore.
Michael Sanders has a reputation for solving problems that elude others.
Frank Brummett has designed, built and erected the world's largest replica of Lady Liberty.
Imagine flying around in 3D environments navigating a submarine under the ocean, tracking a satellite in space or standing in a huge kettle mixing iron ore in the region.
If hitters "swing for the fences" off a curve ball, they might have a LaPorte County science teacher to thank.
Ask Patrick A. Wilkins about the early hurdles facing Boss Industries, and he'll talk about the challenge of getting companies to accept a new idea.
"Never regard study as a duty, but as an enviable opportunity to learn."
Where are some of the finest high resolution digital video cameras made in the world for life sciences research?
Archimedes once said: "Give me a place to stand and a lever long enough, and I can move the world."
Ask Jessica Langlois, a 23-year-old nurse at St. Margaret Mercy's Dyer campus, what "Color Purple" means, and it's not the famous movie produced by Steven Spielberg.
What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Chad Lowe and Penelope Ann Miller have in common?
Northern State men's basketball coach Don Meyer, who survived a terrible car accident one year ago this month and learned he had cancer the same night, has 910 wins, the most in NCAA men's basketball history. He'll be the keynote speaker at a coaching clinic at Valparaiso University this weekend.
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