Six Faculty Members Showcased in ‘Best 300 Professors’ Book
Rose-Hulman has six of America's best undergraduate college professors, according to student surveys used by The Princeton Review as the basis for its book, The Best 300 Professors. The institute was the only Indiana college or university to have a professor selected to the prestigious list, and only 10 other institutions had six or more professors chosen. In Rose-Hulman's profile, The Princeton Review editors cited the institution for providing a "learning environment like nothing I have seen at other schools, one in which a 'friendly and welcoming' vibe and 'family atmosphere' makes students feel as if they are part of 'one big family' . . . All of this is aimed at one thing: providing great academics. At Rose-Hulman, the courses are challenging yet rewarding."
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We’re a Top Choice for Computer Science Majors
Affordable Colleges Online (ACO) has selected Rose-Hulman for being one of the nation’s top colleges for computer science majors, considering degree cost, 30-year net salary return, and accreditation. The institute was ranked No. 16 on ACO’s 2013 survey, alongside California-Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon. ACO stated: “Students are prepared to think critically and comprehensively in the computer science major at Rose-Hulman with the knowledge that the discipline is always adopting new ideas and programming languages.” What else did they have to say?
Students Earn Top Postgraduate, Summer Opportunities
Oxford, Harvard, and University of Santiago were the destinations for three students after being named a Fulbright U.S. Student, Goldwater Scholar, and Whitaker Fellow—three of the most prestigious honors in undergraduate science and engineering education. These awards are based on outstanding scholarship achievements, research activities, community and campus service, and a desire to become a future leader in their career fields. Learn more about these outstanding students:
Emily Yedinak, Fulbright U.S. Student
Betsy Jones, Whitaker Scholar
Katherine Moravec, Goldwater Scholar
Rose-Hulman Listed Among Colleges Leading to Highest-Paying Jobs, Best ROI
Rose-Hulman is among your best bet for landing a high-paying job from college, with a 2012 median starting salary of $65,100, according from the online salary information company PayScale. That puts the college No. 7 on it's 2013 survey list. When considering median mid-career salaries, the institute ranks 20th among 1,016 colleges and universities. That’s the best showing among Indiana institutions on the list. An earlier PayScale survey listed Rose-Hulman No. 12 nationally for providing graduates with the best return on their investment, averaging approximately $1,354,000 (after subtracting college costs) over the next three decades.
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Cyber Defense Team Makes Impressive Debut at National Competition
In only its second year, Rose-Hulman’s Cyber Defense Team impressed computer security professionals with a third-place finish in the 2013 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at San Antonio, Texas. Two team members also earned individual recognition for their performances. This is the first cyber security competition designed to test how well students operate and manage a network infrastructure similar to the networks found in the commercial sector. Our team advanced to the nationals after winning state and Midwest competitions. Find out more about the team’s success.
Student Computer Programming Trio Takes on the World
Three students joined the next generation of elite computer scientists and software engineers in competing at the 2013Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the first time that Rose-Hulman has had a team competing in the finals, known as “Battle of the Brains,” and our team was one of only 17 U.S. teams qualifying. The competition challenges students to solve complex, real-world problems under a strict five-hour deadline. Learn more about the team
Evans Soars to New Track Heights, Becomes 100th Academic All-American
Liz Evans graduated in 2013 with more than academic degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering—she left as the most decorated student-athlete in Rose-Hulman history. Her career achievements featured: Winning five NCAA Division III high jump national championships (being the first female Division III athlete to clear 6-feet or better), earning eight All-American awards, and being a 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Evans also became Rose-Hulman’s 100th Academic All-Americans and helped continue a streak of the institute having an Academic All-American for 28 straight years – the sixth longest streak among all NCAA divisions, and the longest streak in Division III.
Biomedical Engineering Team Earns National Honor for Designing Assistive Device
An innovative work assistive cornstarch dispensing system device designed by a team of 2013 biomedical engineering graduates earned national recognition in the AbilityOne Design Challenge for collegiate engineering students. The team’s device has increased productivity at Development Services Inc. by 290 percent, and made the job available to employees with poor fine motor skills and allergies to cornstarch.