Health and Science Innovations seeks to promote research and development of new technologies among health, science and engineering students, educators, and professionals as well as facilitating networking opportunities between students and professionals. This allows us to provide the guidance and resources needed to develop successful products and services. Health and Science Innovations values the importance of technological advancement as an essential factor for the continuous development and enhancement of humankind.
Our vision is to develop a new generation of innovators that can confidently meet the challenges of today and the future.
Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging
Curiosity & Innovation
Health and Science Innovations aims for the following:
- Provide opportunities for students interested in science, engineering and technology to conduct research and explore ways to enhance their creativity in a motivating, hands-on environment in areas vital to the professional development of Indiana citizens.
- Conduct research to discover advanced treatments and innovative technologies to benefit the community at large.
- Develop educational tools in the form of research training, summer camps, social networking, online tutorials, workshops and conferences to inspire young minds, and provide valuable skills.
- Connect students with mentors, and develop pathways that seamlessly connect those who are disconnected or under-appreciated to employment.
Our Innovation Model
This figure represents the basic model of how our mission and vision translate into tangible outcomes. This model outlines the innovation process that is used for our STEM programs, and for our social innovation projects. Our programs and projects are activities that serve as incubators for new teams working on innovative ideas and research.
For example, the Young Innovators Quest and the IDEAA Summer programs are designed to engage high school students in a series of activities related to innovation, product development, health, prototyping, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Mentors and students have the opportunity to share time and knowledge through the completion of hands on activities and projects.
Our programs serve a wide spectrum of community constituents from K-12 to professional development; with special attention to those who are disconnected from the workforce or educational opportunities (e.g. people who have been underappreciated, individuals with disabilities, families in poverty or near poverty, and minorities). We create high quality programs and projects with those whom we serve at the center of the design process.
Improving lives through education and innovation.
Unlocking the untapped potential of human capital.
Tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow.