Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is receiving national recognition for its hands-on, real-world projects.
ABET cites Rose-Hulman as one of six higher education institutions in the U.S. that takes an innovative approach to its undergraduate engineering program.
For example, Rose students have been modifying toys for the Lending Library at REACH Services.
Parents, teachers and therapists can check out the toys for children who have special needs.
The project is very rewarding for the students at Rose-Hulman.
“I’m doing the work and it’s like, when I build it, it’s going out to people and I see the reaction and I see how what I do affects what I’m doing, and how it affects other people. It makes you feel good inside,” says Elizabeth Fiutem, a Freshman.
The toys include Bigger, Better Battleship Game, Lite Bright Special Grip, Batman Utility Belt and Snap Circuits.