The Diversity & Innovation Institute 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. The Diversity & Innovation Institute values the importance of technological advancement as an essential factor for the continuous development and enhancement of humankind.


A world where ALL people are empowered to live curiously, reach their full potential, and feel they belong.



  • Integrity

  • Equity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging

  • Curiosity & Innovation

  • Education

  • Excellence


The Diversity & Innovation Institute 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.