Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz spoke at the Indiana STEM School Summit at Purdue about the state's efforts to strengthen STEM instruction.
House Minority Leader Scott Pelath wants to offer tax breaks to Indiana's top STEM graduates to keep them in the state after graduation.
Purdue President Mitch Daniels is expected to announce a plan that would combine online education with on-campus classes.
A new name and new site accompany the new year at the former New Tech High School.
More than 520 students graduated with degrees in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in 2011.
Kokomo Community Schools has received a four-year $750,000 grant that will be used to fund afterschool learning centers for STEM education.
Columbus has the second highest rate of visa applications in the nation for foreign engineers and computer scientists, a national report finds.
Indiana is giving grants for several individuals to complete a master's degree and, in turn, promise to teach at a high-need school.