The Rose-Hulman EcoCAR Team Celebrates a Decade of Innovation

In late February, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hosted a gala to celebrate a decade of innovation at Rose-Hulman.  The event raised more than $1 million for the institution.  Several student organizations were featured, including the Rose-Hulman EcoCAR team. 

Rose-Hulman team members posing with their EcoCAR at the Innovation Gala

The evening featured dinner, entertainment and inspiring stories of how Rose-Hulman has proved to be a progressive leader in innovation.  The highlight was Indiana’s Governor, Mitch Daniels, accepting Rose-Hulman’s inaugural “Excellence in Innovation” Award. 

“Using his business experience and creative approach to government, Governor Daniels has implemented a number of programs that have resulted in financial stability for Indiana. At a time when states across the country are struggling, Indiana is now one of the top states in the country in terms of business attractiveness,” said Matt Branam, Rose-Hulman president.

Rose-Hulman programs bring outstanding students and technology-based companies together. For students, that means the best engineering professional practice experience possible within an academic program. For businesses, it means prototypes, refining the design of existing products, and expanding current engineering capabilities.  Rose-Hulman’s real-life, project-based programs offer students professional practice experience and the forward-thinking necessary to set them apart from their peers in a competitive engineering market.